Research Projects

Research is an integral and ongoing component of the Tarjan Center. Research questions are formulated on the basis of state and national priorities, clinical, and policy areas. Our mental health and health researchers, who are also skilled clinicians, conduct research that emphasizes the development, evaluation, and dissemination of empirically supported assessment and treatment for individuals with autism, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.  All of our work is collaborative, directly engaging families, individuals with DD, community partners, public systems (i.e. health, education, and DD), or affiliated with national initiatives. We regularly present, consult and further our research approaches based upon feedback from our advisory committee (TAC).