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Developmental and Behavioral Research

Studies aimed at improving the lives of those affected by developmental challenges

The University of Rochester has a large and well-funded research program related to autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics receives research awards from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, HRSA, and Maternal and Child Health Bureau as well as from the state of New York. We also receive awards from private foundations such as Autism Speaks.

Interested in Participating in Future Studies?

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics is continually adding to our list of current studies. We are often looking for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families to participate in a variety of research projects. We invite you to provide your information in our secure database so that we may contact you and your family about future opportunities.

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Research Summaries

Our division has developed a series of one-page summaries detailing some of the research currently being conducted by our expert teams, you can access these summaries by clicking on the links below. 

Current Studies

  • AIR-B
    Seeking to reduce disparities through new and sustainable interventions
  • ALHN
    Improving global health and quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Computational Linguistics
    Analyzing language and social communication patterns in adults with autism spectrum disorder
  • DBP Tic Screening Study
    Testing a new screening questionnaire to evaluate tics, which are involuntary and repetitive movements or sounds
    Supporting elementary students with autism spectrum disorder by coaching educators
  • Seychelles Child Development Study
    Studying child development in the Republic of Seychelles and factors that may modify links between mercury exposure and child development

Study Outcomes

Our studies have:

  • Improved standards of medical care
  • Identified and tested effective treatments
  • Explained possible causes and characteristics of autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities
  • Documented effects of exposure to methylmercury on child development

Review our list of recent publications to learn more.

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