Down Syndrome Behavioral Study

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The proposed project will be an initial delineation of the distinctive and specific features of Down syndrome and co-morbid Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS+ASD). The primary focus is on the characterization of the cognitive and behavioral profile of ASD and its differentiation from Stereotypic Movement Disorder (SMD) in DS boys.  Participants will receive a detailed behavioral evaluation, we will also obtain a blood sample for future molecular studies.

Please contact Marie Andachter at 443-923-7716 or
P.I. Dr. Walter Kaufmann, Kennedy Krieger Institute.

This study has been approved by the Johns Hopkins Institutional Review Board (NA_00027743) and is sponsored by the Autism Speaks Foundation.

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Last revised 31-Aug-2009 by Steven Leber