Prospective Genetic Risk Evaluation and Assessment (PROGRESS) in Autism

Newborn baby sleeps in crib at hospital.


An Autism Center of Excellence Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The Prospective Genetic Risk Evaluation and Assessment (PROGRESS) in Autism Center at Columbia University will utilize multidisciplinary research to follow the development of newborns with identified genetic risk factors that make them susceptible to developmental differences. We seek to understand the impact that receiving genetic information has on families and how this information influences parental well-being. The PROGRESS team works with families to understand their child’s development and direct them toward available resources for early interventions for developmental difficulties.

For Participants

Young mother and her one year old baby son playing with wooden interactive board at psychotherapy office.

The PROGRESS Study is examining early brain and behavior development babies with or without specific genetic variants, as well as the experiences of their parents. 

Learn about the PROGRESS Center Study