CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD)

Pilot Study

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This observational pilot study is the first step in our program to build a recommendation engine to guide parents and HCPs to the most effective way to use cannabis to improve health and quality of life of children. This study is being led by the Cannformatics Inc. team and advisors Stephany Cox, PhD, and  Dr. Myiesha Taylor, in collaboration with medical cannabis expert and author Dr. Bonni Goldstein.

MEDICAL ADVISORS
OUR VALUED SPONSORS
MYIESHA TAYLOR, MD

Medical Advisor

STEPHANY COX, PhD

Autism Advisor

BONNI GOLDSTEIN, MD

Founder & Medical Director, Canna-Centers

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OUR GOAL

To be a trusted resource for parents and health care professionals by providing data and insights to build an effective cannabis regimen for children with ASD.

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METHODOLOGY

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PARTICIPANTS
  • Children diagnosed with ASD.

  • Currently using medical cannabis under HCP supervision.

  • Living in California (Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area).

PRIVACY
  • Children’s data privacy is protected by HIPAA-compliant protocols.

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SAMPLES
  • ASD: Saliva collected from children pre- and post-consumption of regularly prescribed medical cannabis dosage. 

  • Control: Saliva collected from age-matched neurotypical children.

ANALYSIS
  • Cannformatics’ proprietary platform identifies biomarkers that significantly changed pre- and post-consumption of medical cannabis.

  • Samples from neurotypical children are collected and analyzed to determine the biomarkers  baseline for healthy physiological range.

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REPORTS
  • Study participants will receive a report showing their individual changes in biomarkers related to ASD symptoms before and after medical cannabis consumption.

  • We will seek to publish the finding in a scientific peer-reviewed medical journal, across mainstream media and at Cannformatics.com.

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