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Family Traits Research Project
Funded by the National Institutes of Health

UW Autism Center

What is the purpose of this study?

In an effort to better understand the genetic basis of autism, researchers at the University of Washington are working to identify traits that might be related to autism.

By recording brain activity using EEG and by carefully assessing cognitive and neuropsychological traits, we hope to better understand the underlying genetic contributions to autism.

The Family Traits Research Project is funded by the National Institutes of Health and aims to increase our understanding of the genetics and neuroscience of autism.

Who are the investigators involved in this project?

Ellen Wijsman, PhD
Raphael Bernier, PhD
Wendy Raskind, MD
Katy Ankenman, MA
Ben Aaronson
Kaitlin Venema
Emily Jones, PhD
Jen Varley Gerdts, MA
Rachel Lowy
Sara Webb, PhD

Whom should I contact to get involved?

We are no longer recruiting for this study. Families currently participating in this study have previously participated in our Family Study of Autism and our Simons Simplex Collection Study. To learn more about participating in any of our other studies, please contact our project scheduler at 1.800.994.9701.

UW Autism Center
Box 357920
Seattle, WA 98195

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