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Snowy Owl
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12 Nov 2007, 4:03 pm

Not sure where to put this

Need families with a child w/AUTISM

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Date: 2007-11-07, 9:34AM PST

Help Us Find the CAUSE of Autism in Simplex Families!!

Participate in the Simons Simplex Collection Project

Funded by: The Simons Foundation, a philanthropic organization that has committed millions of dollars to autism research.

What is the purpose of this study?

The Simons Simplex Collection (SSC) is focused on families with JUST ONE child with autism, called simplex families, which will provide insight into the MOST COMMON AND UNEXPLAINED form of autism. This comes at an exciting time in history, in which breakthroughs in gene mapping, advancement of high-tech tools, and the latest brain research present a unique opportunity for progress.

What will my family get out of the study?
• Your child with an ASD will receive a behavioral assessment free of charge. We will also provide parents with oral feedback and a brief, written report regarding their child’s assessment results.
• Families will be provided with an honorarium of at least $250.
• Families will be making an important scientific contribution to understanding more about the most common form of autism.

How can I participate? What are the criteria?
• You have only one child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), age five or older
• You have additional child(ren) without ASD, age four or older
• Both biological parents are willing to participate
• No other family member has DIAGNOSIS of autism (cousins might be OK-call for details)
• (If your children are younger than 4 yeas old, we can put your family on a waitlist with your permission till they turn the appropriate age)

What does participation in the study mean?
• Two phone calls to determine if this study is a good fit for your family (1=ten minutes, 1=2.5 hours)
• Completion of several questionnaires about your children
• A visit to the UW Autism Center on the UW Medical Center campus for diagnostic, cognitive, and language assessments for your child with an ASD and interviews with one parent. We will also collect photos, measurements, and a blood sample from your children and both parents.

Whom should I contact to get involved?

Erin Kipple, Project Coordinator
Toll free: 1-800-994-9701
Email: [email protected]. edu

Additional SSC information available at: http://www.simonsfo undation. org/page. php?id=110

http://depts. washington. edu/uwautism/ research/ index.html

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12 Nov 2007, 4:07 pm

If only it were for adults...


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12 Nov 2007, 6:02 pm

Now this is interesting... I'd go for it in a heartbeat.

But I don't know if teenagers (like me) are considered children or not, and I don't know if Mom or Dad would be willing to do it.

Besides, to get to UW, I'd have cross the continent...

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15 Nov 2007, 7:50 am

Darn. Right in my neighbourhood, but it's not my child that's on the spectrum. i don't think. This would be good for me! Oh well.