Funding for this research was provided by:
John Leopold Weil and Geraldine Rickard Weil Memorial Charitable Foundation, Newton, MA, USA
Irving Harris Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA
Buehler Family, Mill Valley, CA, USA
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center grant (HD018655)
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Received: 24 June 2018
Accepted: 7 February 2019
First Online: 14 February 2019
: FHD is a physician, child neurologist, clinical electroencephalographer and research neurophysiologist with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics. Current research interests are in neuro-developmental disorders and epilepsy, including the development and utilization of specialized analytic techniques to support related investigations. As a clinician FHD has evaluated and managed many patients on the ‘Autism Spectrum’ and has evaluated and officially reported very many clinical EEGs for the BCH Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. HA is a research and a licensed clinical psychologist with research interests and considerable clinical expertise in newborn, infant and child neuro-development, including generation of early predictors of later outcome from behavioral, MRI, and neurophysiological data.
: All control subjects, as appropriate, and/or their families or guardians gave written informed consent in accordance with protocols approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Boston Children’s Hospital, Office of Clinical Investigation, which is in keeping with the Declaration of Helsinki, a statement of ethical principles for medical research involving human subjects. Consent was provided by the parents or legally appointed representatives of all minors included in the research presented in this manuscript. The approved protocol is in full compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki. All previous clinical EEG studies of subjects with autism were separately approved for research analysis and subsequent publications by the above IRB with the condition that all data be de-identified. This protocol is also in full compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki. All data for this project were de-identified prior to analysis.
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