autism spectrum disorder

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  • Evaluation of Cu, Zn and Se levels in the North American Autism Spectrum Disorder Population Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to confirm a correlation between metal ion dyshomeostasis (low Zn levels, abnormal Zn/Cu ratio, or low Selenium levels) in a North American population and the diagnosis of ASD using gold standard diagnostic instruments.

  • A Study to Examine Curriculum-based Group Recreation Intervention (CGRI) for Six to Eight Year Old Children with Autism Rochester, MN

    The purpose of this study is to determine whether a group recreation intervention for six to eight year old children with autism, who have deficits in gross motor skills is feasible and acceptable. Additionally the study will explore whether a group recreation intervention can improve gross motor skills, social skills, physical activity, and reduce parent stress.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Birth Cohort 1976-2000, Epidemiology and Adult Status Rochester, MN

    Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are lifelong neurodevelopmental conditions with mostly unknown etiology that have a huge impact on affected individuals and their families, and are a major public health concern.  Significant gaps exist in the knowledge of ASD frequency and its possible rising trend.  Detailed characterization of ASD cases ASD subtypes is sparse, and potential risk factors (etiologies) are still unknown.  We will study certain risk factors like perinatal risk factors and family history (parents, siblings) of psychiatric disorders.  Knowledge about adult outcomes of ASD cases identified in childhood is almost non-existent.  ASD-associated medical costs are high, yet information to ...

  • A Study to Screen Mothers for Metabolic Problems and Compare Treatment with Alternative Vitamin/Mineral Supplement Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ

    The purpose of this study is to screen mothers of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders for metabolic problems, and find if it can be treated with a vitamin/mineral supplement with a different form of folic acid and more B12. These mothers will also be compared to the same number of mothers of normal children for the same metabolic markers.

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