Linking families and individuals with autism to services, care, support and learning resources for more than 10 years.

National Institute of Mental Health – Pediatric and Developmental Neuropsychiatry Branch

Address :

The National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health & Human Services

Study of Children with Autism

Children may be eligible for a study the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is conducting if they have one or more of the following:

􀂾 Autism
􀂾 Regressive autism
􀂾 Loss of communication skills or social interaction
􀂾 Language, communication and/or social skill delays

Participation includes a comprehensive developmental and physical examination and follow-up assessments. Parents will receive a summary of findings from testing. There is no charge for study-related evaluations. Travel assistance is provided.

Children must:

� Be between 1 and 6 years of age
� Be available to come to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for:
􀂃 An initial evaluation
􀂃 Follow-up visits every 6 months until the age of 5 years

For more information please contact:

Phone: 301-435-7962
(TTY 1-866-411-1010)