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Our Mission

The mission of PBS Lab is to conduct state-of-the-art research into the etiology, course, and treatment of developmental disabilities in an academic training environment


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Who We Are

Directed by Dr. Sara Jane Webb at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, PBS Lab is dedicated to furthering research efforts into the etiology, course, and treatment of developmental disabilities

What We Do

Through research into Early development, Neural Processes,
Phenotyping & Endophenotyping, and Clinical Applications PBS
Lab aims to make a difference for individuals with
developmental disabilities and their families

What You Can Do

PBS Labs count on our families! Whether you are an
individual with a developmental disability or not, you can join us in
making a difference by participating in
one of our research studies!


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  • Upcoming event – Autism 207: Mental Health and Autistic Adults Without Intellectual Impairment
    As part of the Autism 200 series, the presenters will be focusing on mental health conditions and steps we can take as a community of self-advocates, parents, and caregivers to foster self-determination and remove barriers to mental health services. Furthermore, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health issues will also be discussed. When: August 20,…

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  • Virtual Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium
    On May 15th, 2020, our undergraduate students present their research work virtually at the University of Washington Mary Gates 23rd Research Symposium. What is the Mary Gate Research Symposium? The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium…

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  • Upcoming Sensory-Friendly Events
    Here are a few exciting sensory-friendly events in the Seattle area. These upcoming events will have soften general lighting, decreased noise levels, and decreased visual stimulation wherever possible.   The Pacific Science Center’s Exploration for All invites all families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder for a special visit. Guests for this event are asked to enter…

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