MAGNET Project

Monash Autism & ADHD Genetics and Neurodevelopment (MAGNET) project

We want to better understand the complex symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and why they overlap in some children. Kids with co-occurring ADHD-ASD symptoms have poorer outcomes socially, emotionally, behaviourally, and academically.

Working together we can better understand the issues faced by children with ASD and ADHD, to help improve diagnosis and treatment.

What's involved?

We are looking for 1000 families across Victoria, Australia to take part. We are inviting families who have a child aged 4-18 with ASD and/or ADHD, as well as typically developing (control) children.

Eligible families will complete some online questionnaires about their child, give a saliva sample for genetic analysis, and complete some computerized assessments at our research facilities in Clayton.

We would be asking you to complete a 3 hour online questionnaire and two 3.5 hour research visits.

How can I take part?

For more information you can read the explanatory statement
Please complete this brief online questionnaire to register your child in participating.
One of the team will then get in touch with you shortly.


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