Developmental Neurobiology Studies of Autism

Curtis Deutsch

We have applied our quantitative methods of dysmorphology diagnosis to individuals with autism. One of the most distinctive phenotypes among children with autistic disorders is the high frequency of enlarged brains/heads, perhaps the most frequently replicated biological finding in autism. We are exploring these craniofacial patterns and relating them to behavioral and brain findings in conjunction with colleagues within the NIH CPEA autism research network.