The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), plays a leading role — locally, nationally and internationally — in developing an improved understanding of the biological and psychosocial basis of autism. Combining our excellence in research, education and assessment, the Center continues to develop and disseminate new and more effective treatments for autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Utilizing a strong interdisciplinary approach in genetics, neurobiology, psychology, brain imaging and psychiatry, the Center’s main research aim is to understand the origins of the social, communicative, and language deficits demonstrated by individuals with autism and related disorders. CART is also proud of its outreach to families and community practitioners, building strong partnerships with members of the autism community.
Visit CART Parents & Family page if interested in participating in our research studies. Call Maya Lazar at 310-794-4008 for information about our Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic.