Clinical research studies

We currently support a number of clinical research studies in areas including:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • iBASIS –  To assess the impact and fesibility of an infancy intervention in siblings of children already diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
  • Pre-school Autism Communication Trial (PACT)  – From 2006-2010 PACT tested a parent-mediated communication-based intervention for young children with autism. The trial was a major scientific success and constitutes one of the largest autism intervention studies completed internationally.
  • PACT 7-11 Follow Up – Follow-up study of all the families who were involved in the PACT trial.
  • PACT G – A new large trial funded by NIHR and MRC which looks at the generalisation of the PACT treatment model into schools and homes with the aim of further improving effectiveness
  • SimvAstatin in Neurofibromatosis Type 1-Autism (SANTA) – Looking at the use of the drug Simvastatin in children with NF1 and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mental Health Clinical Trials

Attachment and Social Development