Submitted for Publication: August 21, 2013; final revision received January 11, 2014; accepted January 14, 2014.
Published Online: April 16, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.83.
Study concept and design: Fishman, Müller.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Fishman, Keown, Müller.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Fishman, Lincoln, Pineda, Müller
Statistical analysis: Fishman, Keown, Lincoln, Müller.
Obtained funding: Müller.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Pineda.
Study supervision: Fishman, Lincoln, Müller.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (grants R01 MH081023 to Dr Müller and K01 MH097972 to Dr Fishman) and the Autism Science Foundation (grant 12-1001 to Dr Fishman). Data acquisition in 7 participants was funded by a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs grant (grant AR093335 to Dr Pineda).
Role of the Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health and the Autism Science Foundation had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: Our strongest gratitude goes to the children and families who so generously dedicated their time and effort to this research. We also thank Mike Datko, MA, University of California San Diego, and Aarti Nair, MA, San Diego State University, for their help with data acquisition and technical assistance. They received no financial compensation.