Research at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training

Autism: Social and communication predictors in siblings

This is a current project.


This project is a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Kansas, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. The purpose is to examine the language deficits of children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and the language deficits of children with autism. The KU effort focuses on children with SLI who have never received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  The data will be used to compare language impairments in ASD, SLI and Broader Autism Phenotype (BAP).

Project Administration

Mabel Rice, principal investigator

Project Contact

Mabel Rice, Ph.D., Director/Professor
Child Language Program
3031 Dole Human Development Center
1000 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
785-864-4570 (phone)
785-864-4571 (fax)

This is a project of:

Kansas Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Reseach Center (KIDDRC)

Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communication Disorders Center (BNCD)

In collaboration with :

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Funded by:

Kennedy Krieger Institute

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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