Bishop, Somer L MA
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
This project aims to identify developmental and biomedical markers of risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children with Down syndrome to advance early screening procedures. This project will focus on two areas of potential ASD risk: (1) developmental presentation during early childhood and (2) co-occurring biomedical conditions. Results will inform revised recommendations regarding early ASD screening in children with Down syndrome ages 18 to 45 months, which will be disseminated to medical providers, interventionists, and researchers aiming to advance treatment for ASD and other co- occurring conditions associated with Down syndrome.