Treatment at UCLA
The Center for Autism Research and Treatment has a strong focus on the design and testing of experimental treatment interventions, founded on basic and clinical science advancements. Currently UCLA offers the following programs and services:
- Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic - provides a specialized, high-level of expertise, in its approach to various difficult and poorly understood disorders.
- ABC Partial Program - program for the enhancement of Achievement, Behavior, and Cognition is a short-term integrated day treatment program for children between the ages of 3-12 years with internalizing and externalizing problems.
- Parenting and Children's Friendship Program - offers social skills group programs for children in elementary school, junior high and high school who are have having problems making or keeping friends. The program also offers parent training/behavior modification programs for parents with children and early adolescents.
- Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program - a short-term integrated day treatment program for young children who have been diagnosed with, or may have, autism, developmental disabilities, and behavior disorders.
- Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) - a parent-assisted social skills training program for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders.