Learn about Autism Research at UCLA

One of the fundamental goals of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) is to provide a strong, collaborative environment for both basic and applied autism research. CART scientists include leading experts in autism genetics,  brain imaging, psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, developmental psychology, clinical assessment and intervention. 

Current research studies focus on early identification of brain and behavioral signs underlying autism so that those can be targeted for effective treatments. Our research covers the full age range from studying early autism signs in infants and intervening in toddlers to brain imaging in older children, and includes medication interventions for minimally verbal children and those with high levels of repetitive behaviors, cognitive behavior therapy, as well as genetic studies.

To learn more about our research programs, please call 310.825.9041.  Information about seeing if you're eligible to participate in a research study is available at "For Parents & Family" web page.

See Research Projects list for scientific detail about some examples of CART and affiliated research projects. CART also awards Pilot Grants and releases Request for Applications annually.