Infant Siblings of ASD Children
Categorization in Children & Adults With Autism
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy
Autism Treatment Network
Autism Task Force
of Categorization and Facial Knowledge in Low and High Functioning
The purpose of the infant sibling project, Pittsburgh Early Autism
Study (PEAS), is to understand the development of object
processing, communication and motor skills in infants, 5-22months old, who may be at heightened risk for autism because they
have an older sibling with autism. The research procedures are
simple and only require having the babies look at pictures and
movies while we watch their eyes and record where they are looking.
The third element of this project is studying how individuals with
high-functioning autism learn about the world, including their
knowledge of objects, categories, and people. The research is
examining how autism impacts the ability of individuals to process
This project is studying infants
Anantomic Connectivity with High Resolution Imaging in Older Adults
with ASD: A high resolution DTI study of white matter
The purpose of this project is to study brain structure and function
in autism by using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
The participant will be asked to do activities such as looking at
pictures and reading short stories while in the MRI machine. The
goal of this project is to understand how the brains of individuals
with autism work by looking at their eye movements and measuring the
activity in their brains as they do visual tasks during the fMRI
This project is studying adults.
Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation to
Improve Functional Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum
The purpose of this project is to examine the potential benefits of
two novel non-drug interventions; Cognitive Enhancement Therapy
(CET) and Enriched Supportive Therapy (EST) in the treatment of
adilts with autism spectrum disorders.
CET is a comprehensive rehabilitation intervention designed to
minimize social and non-social cognitive impairments that limit
adaptive function and quality of life. The treatment
integrates computer-based exercises with a small group-based
EST is an indivdual supportive
therapy approach that helps adults learn about their condition
manage their emotions and stress, improve ther social skills and
cope with everyday problems.
This project is studying children.