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:
- Secret Agent Society  (SAS)
The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is evidence based social skills intervention program for children ages 8-12. This 10-week program has been validated as an effective program to teach social skills to children who have a variety of social challenges in a school setting.
- Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Clinic  (CAN Clinic)
A multi-disciplinary clinic in UCLA's Medical Plaza provides evaluation and treatment services for individuals with suspected disorders of social, cognitive, language, and motor development, including autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, social skills delays, and neurogenetic disorders. This clinic serves all ages.
The Achievement, Behavior, Cognition (ABC) Child Programs in the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA provides psychiatric services through the Partial Hospitalization Program and the Intensive Outpatient Program. ABC Child Programs are time–limited, integrated programs dedicated to assisting children ages 6-12 and their families to promote positive emotional and behavioral health.
The program offers parent-assisted social skills group programs for children in elementary school (beginning at end of 1st grade) who are having problems making and/or keeping friends. We also offer parent training/behavior modification programs for parents with children (starting at age 2) and early adolescents (age 12½-15½).
The ECPHP is a short-term integrated day treatment program for young children who have been diagnosed with, or may have, autism, developmental disabilities, and behavior disorders. ECPHP is a five-day a week, six-hour a day program. All aspects of the program are fully integrated and coordinated to create an individualized, comprehensive, consistent, interdisciplinary, and therapeutic environment.
PEERS is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.