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IBIS Early Prediction Study

This study is taking place to create a first-year-of-life, MRI-based predictive test for later autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Subjects will travel to UNC to be assessed using MRI as well as behavioral assessments and observations at 6, 12 and 24 months of age. We will also collect information about the subject's family to gather data on their environment.

Age & Gender

  • 0 years ~ 2 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)


District of Columbia (Washington DC), Florida, Georgia, North Carolina (Statewide), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

What will be asked of you

At each visit, you will meet with a member of the study team and fill out questionnaires, complete behavioral assessments and complete an MRI. Some questionnaires and interviews can also be done online and on the phone.


Up to $300 per visit., Clinical assessment results and a picture of your brain from the MRI scan.

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
2 years

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You have a child with autism and are pregnant or have an infant 6 months of age or younger.

Not eligible if:

  • none

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

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Primary Visit Location

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
101 Renee Lynne Ct, Carrboro, NC 27510, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Joseph Piven
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Parents of Children

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