Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic (CAN Clinic) CART Facebook page  


UCLA's CAN Clinic is a multi-disciplinary Clinic providing evaluation and treatment services for individuals with suspected disorders of social, cognitive, language, and motor development, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), learning disorders, social skill delays, and neurogenetic disorders.  Services are available to individuals of all ages - toddlers, preschoolers, elementary, middle and high school students and adults.

Clinic Staff: We emphasize a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment, based on an understanding of each individual’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Our team includes:

  • Psychologists trained to the highest standards of assessment and cognitive testing
  • Psychiatrists leading testing of medical treatments for developmental disorders
  • Child neurologists with expertise in neurogenetic disorders, EEG measures, and motor development
  • Pediatrician-Internists focused on the comprehensive health care needs of patients with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Psychologists certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA, DTT) and Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT) for individuals with ASD and related disorders
  • Psychologists developing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT) for anxiety and social problems in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, and trained in cutting edge therapies such as Joint Attention Symbolic Play Engagement Regulation (JASPER) treatment for young child with ASD or risk for ASD
  • Speech therapists with expertise in evaluation and speech therapy of language delays

What We Offer:

  • Specialized, comprehensive multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental evaluations
  • Evaluations for special education and regional center eligibility
  • Expanded services for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Services include the best established treatments personalized to the needs of the individual and family.
  • Brief, problem-focused treatments for social, behavioral, and developmental problems
  • Short-term psychiatric care in our Thursday Training Clinic
  • Opportunities to get involved in cutting edge research studies at the CAN Clinic
  • Referrals for Genetic Testing
  • *NEW* Speech and Language evalutations and treatment consultations with a focus on AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

How to Get Services:

For more information on obtaining services at the CAN Clinic, contact our Clinic Coordinator Maya Lazar, at 310-794-4008, or email clinic@autism.ucla.edu or mlazar@mednet.ucla.edu.