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Autism

1. Participate in Brain Research on High Functioning Autism

Stewart Mostofsky, M.D., of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is recruiting children with and without high-functioning autism, between 8-12 years of age to participate in a study of attention, learning, memory and motor skills. The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities and an MRI scan of the brain. None of the tests are harmful or painful and are done free of charge.

There are no direct medical benefits for participating in the study. The duration of the study is two to three days. Participants will receive a $100 check and a picture of their brain. Parents will receive a report summarizing the IQ testing administered to their child.

For more information or to enroll, please contact Katarina Ament at 443-923-9273.

PI: Stewart Mostofsky, M.D.


2. VANILLA: A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, 12-Week, Parallel Group, Placebo-Controlled Proof of Concept Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of RO5285119 in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Kennedy Krieger Institute is looking for adult men, ages 18 to 45 years (inclusive), who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This research study is being conducted by centers across the country investigate the efficacy and safety of a study drug called RO5285119 on social behavior and communication in individuals with ASD. The research study involves taking either study drug or placebo and visits which will consist of behavior and emotional assessments and physical examinations. You may or may not receive direct medical benefits for participating in this research study. The research study will last about 18 weeks. You will not be paid for this research study.

For more information about this research study, please contact the study coordinator at 443-923-3850.

PI: Robert L. Findling, M.D., MBA
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