Autism Research Resource

The State of New Jersey funded the initiation of a genetic resource to support the study of autism in families where more than one child is affected or where one child is affected and one demonstrates another significant and related developmental disorder. This resource now receives continuing support from the Coriell Institute for Medical Research. An open bank of anonymously collected materials documented by a detailed clinical diagnosis forms the basis of this growing database of information about the disease.


Summary of Resource

Category

Count

Affected sib pairs with diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by all three criteria (DSM-IV, ADI, ADOS-G)

9

Affected sib pairs with diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by two or more criteria

20

Individuals examined

41

Individuals with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by ADI criteria

33

Individuals with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by ADOS criteria

32

Individuals with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by DSM-IV criteria

32

Individuals with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by all three criteria

28

Individuals with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder by two or more criteria

33

Individuals with a diagnosis of PDD-NOS by ADOS Criteria

7

Individuals with a diagnosis of PDD-NOS by DSM-IV Criteria

4

Individuals with a clinical diagnosis of Atypical Features of Behavior

4

Families with monozygotic twins (confirmed)

3

Multigenerational families

6

Total number of families

20

Individuals with Fragile X testing

25