Founded over two decades ago, the data and participant database of Rivière-des-Prairies Mental Health Hospital (HSMRDP in French) was first established in order to collect clinical assessment data from patients seen at RDP Hospital’s internal autism clinic. Now a part of our local Integrated Health and Social Services University Center (CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Ile de Montreal), the hospital’s database continues to make autism research projects possible. The database contains existing data which can in and of themselves be used for research, and lists of potential research participants who can be contacted to take part in research studies. Different project have used this database, for studies in perception, cognition, neuroanatomy and brain functioning, sleep, genetic and intelligence in autism.
To date, the database contains sociodemographic, diagnostic and psychometric data for over 960 autistic participants and 325 typically developing participants between the ages of 2 and 76. Amongst them, over 780 autistic participants and 200 typically developing participants have accepted to receive invitations to participate in research projects on autism.
For further information, please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Database manager : Laurent Mottron
Database administration: Camille Letendre
Database research assistants : Justine Dumoulin and Eric Wong