Interdisciplinary Pre-Service Preparation and Continuing Education Training 

The UCLA Tarjan Center strives to integrate service, training, and research across all our UCEDD projects and programs. Our faculty and staff help train university students, pre-licensed and practicing professionals, individuals with disabilities and family members, disability advocates, and policy makers. Training is varied, and includes classes in degree programs, supervised clinical experiences, continuing education, and conferences. UCEDD training is conducted in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). 


Training Opportunities:

UCLA Tarjan Center Distinguished Lecture Series 

UCLA Tarjan Center Podcast

UCLA Tarjan Center Annual Symposium coming soon

UCLA Tarjan Center Film Series 

Brief Observation of Symptoms of Autism (BOSA) 

PEERS Certified Training Seminars 


UCEDD trainees are students working under the mentorship of Tarjan and affiliated faculty members. Programs are individualized to provide trainees with experience in disability-related research, clinical training, services, or dissemination. For information, contact the Director of Training, Dr. Jasper Estabillo, 


Tarjan Trainees