Adolescent Development in Youth With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Last Updated: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Principal Investigator: Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.


Pubertal development contributes to significant physical, psychological, hormonal, and social changes. It may be a time of increased vulnerability in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our goal is to examine stress and arousal across pubertal development in children with and without ASD to identify potential risk factors, treatment targets, and therapeutic strategies.

This study will require:

  • Psychological testing and exam, 2-3 hours
  • Social interaction and social evaluation, 2-3 hours
  • Follow-up assessments 1 time a year for a total time commitment of 4 years.

Participant Criteria

We are looking for a large number of boys and girls who will be enrolled at ages 10, 11, 12, and 13 and followed annually over 4 years. We are also inviting female siblings of children with autism who are 10-13 years old.


$20 and a letter with test results per completed visit

Visit Requirements

4 Visits


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