Center for Autism Research & Treatment News Archive

CART’s Dr. James McCracken Discusses Autism and Pharmacological Research and Development with U Magazine

In the summer edition of U Magazine from UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. James McCracken, one of UCLA CART’s Executive Principal Investigators, discusses autism spectrum disorder and the federal health official’s new steps towards autism and advancing research and development of more effective pharmacological responses. Read the article here: (21 Jul 14)

New Summer Newsletter from CART

Find the latest news and updates happening at CART in our summer newsletter. Read it here: (18 Jul 14)

iPads Help Communication for Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

     Dr. Connie Kasari, of UCLA CART, was recently featured in HealthDay News about her findings from a three-year study that examined traditional intervention combined with iPad computer tabelts for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The researchers from UCLA, Vanderbilt University, and the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that adding access to a computer tablet to traditional forms of therapy may help minimally verbal children with ASD with their language and social communication. (8 Jul 14)

UCLA CART’s Dr. Charlotte DiStefano is named one of the 2014 Mexiner Postdoctoral Fellows in Translational Research by Autism Speaks

The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) congratulates Dr. Charlotte DiStefano, for being awarded a 2014 Mexiner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research.  The Mexiner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research, awarded by Autism Speaks, is a two-year fellowship, which invests in rising talent within the autism research community and supports projects bridging laboratory science and applications that directly involve individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder. The goal of the fellowship is to train a new generation of autism researchers. (30 Jun 14)

UCLA CART Autism Affinity Group Presents Lecture and Q&A with Marsha Mailick, Ph.D. on June 6, 2014

UCLA CART Autism Affinity Group Presents:  Marsha Mailick, Ph.D. "Trajectories of Development of Adolescents and Adults with Autism" Friday, June 6, 2014 Scientific Lecture: 9:00 -10:00 a.m. Community Questions and Discussion: 10:00-10:30 a.m. (22 May 14)