Principal Investigator: F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.
Co-Investigator: Adriana Di Martino, M.D.
Funding Source: Pilot Funding
Seeking Participants: Children and Teens with high-functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome and individuals without these disorders
Age Range: 7-17 years old
Disorder Type: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Benefits: Families will receive a written report summarizing the evaluation at no-cost
Compensation: Provided
Contact: Rebecca at 212.263.4684 or email

Overview: This study (PDF) entails a thorough diagnostic
evaluation and a psycho-educational evaluation, and children will be
invited to complete a brain scan (while playing computer games and at
rest) at an NYU imaging facility. With the collection of this data, the
study aims to identify how the pattern of different brain regions
affects the social and communicative skills in individuals with and
without Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently, this study is actively
recruiting participants.