EASE – Early Autism and ADHD Sweden

Early development in infants at risk for autism and ADHD: A longitudinal study with focus on divergent and convergent mechanisms.

In the EASE project, we study younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Most of the siblings of children with these diagnoses develop typically. At the same time, research shows that some of the younger siblings later receive a diagnosis themselves or show other signs of atypical development. By following siblings over time we hope to be able to contribute to the understanding of the early development in children who develop ASD, ADHD, or ADD. This knowledge is a prerequisite for early diagnosis and intervention. The EASE project includes a wide range of measures, capturing behavior, eye movements, and brain activity.

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The project is supported by:

  • Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (NHS14-1802:1)
  • VR (2015–03670)
  • EU (MSC ITN 642996; www.brainview.org), and
  • The Strategic Research Area Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet (StratNeuro)


Uppsala University

Karolinska Institutet

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