Accepted for Publication: September 18, 2014.
Published Online: December 8, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2645.
Study concept and design: Walker,Krakowiak, Hertz-Picciotto.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Walker.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Walker, Krakowiak, Hertz-Picciotto.
Obtained funding: Hertz-Picciotto.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Walker, Baker, Hansen, Hertz-Picciotto.
Study supervision: Walker, Ozonoff, Hertz-Picciotto.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Walker reported serving on the Speaker’s Bureau for Merck & Co, Inc. This work pertains neither to preeclampsia nor to neurodevelopment. Dr Hertz-Picciotto reported serving on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Autism Speaks and receiving reimbursement for travel to in-person meetings and in-kind meals. She also reported receiving honoraria and/or travel reimbursements for speaking engagements on the topic of autism and environment at academic institutions and to professional societies or child advocacy organizations. None of these activities pertained to preeclampsia. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This publication was made possible by grants 1P01ES11269 and R01ES015359 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and grant 1U54HD079125 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health; grants R82938801 and R83329201 from the US Environmental Protection Agency through the Science to Achieve Results program; and the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute at the University of California, Davis.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funding source 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 the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of the funding agencies. Furthermore, the funders do not endorse the purchase of any commercial products mentioned in the publication.
Additional Contributions: We thank the CHARGE study families for their participation and commitment to understanding the environmental and genetic causes of ASD and the staff and investigators of the CHARGE study, the Medical Records Unit staff and interns, and the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) Institute at the University of California, Davis, for their assistance. Written informed consent was required for participation in the CHARGE study under institutional review board approval 226028.