Study Aims

The main aim of the EDEN study is to investigate early social, communication & attention development in infants with NF1. 

We will;

  • Use detailed clinical assessments to study the development in infants with NF1.
  • Use measures of brain activity & eye gaze to see whether we can find early brain markers that can predict later autism or ADHD.
  • Compare the development of infants with NF1 to other groups of infants who are also more likely to develop autism or ADHD (because they have an older sibling with autism or ADHD), and to a control group of infants who are at low-risk.