Liberty Resources Assists with Promising Research Study to Provide Early Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

February 7, 2018

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Liberty POST, a division of Liberty Resources, has been asked to support a National Institute of Health (NIH) research study being conducted by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences. With over 2600 children state-wide receiving early intervention services, Liberty POST will provide a significant cohort of children of candidates for the research study.

In cooperation with SUNY Upstate Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, Quadrant Biosciences has developed a unique screening test that facilitates the early diagnosis of ASD. Liberty POST clients ages 18 months to 6 years old with an autism diagnosis, developmental delays (i.e. receiving early intervention, special education services, speech services, occupational/physical therapy), or a suspicion of autism have been invited to participate in this research study.  The research study requires a parent to answer research questionnaire, evaluation of a series of play-based activities with the child, and collection of a saliva sample from the inside of the child’s cheek.

Syracuse-based Liberty POST provides early childhood intervention and evaluations, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, and speech-language pathology treatment from NYC to Buffalo.

Upon completion of this study, Quadrant Biosciences hopes to identify earlier diagnosis of autism, allowing earlier access to services, additionally helping researchers to understand some of the changes in the brains of children diagnosed with ASD. Quadrant Biosciences works with top academic institutions, medical researchers and engineers to translate breakthrough findings into thoughtfully developed and scientifically sound assessment applications. So far, over 500 children have participated in this research study and preliminary results are extremely promising.

If you are would like to learn more information or you are interested in participating, please visit and complete the contact form. You will be contacted by the clinical research team to answer your questions or schedule a visit.