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UNDERSTANDING
AUTISM

The UW Autism Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting
individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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UW Autism Center
Center on Human Development and Disability

Caring for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders through exceptional clinical services, innovative scientific research and high-quality training.

Our faculty and staff reach across the UW School of Medicine, College of Arts & Sciences, and College of Education.

Clinical Services

Diagnosis, assessment, and
intervention services for
individuals with autism spectrum
disorders and their families.

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Research

Collaborating with families and people
with autism spectrum disorder to conduct
research that will improve outcomes and
increase understanding.

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Training

High-quality training for community
professionals, caregivers, and students who
interact with and serve individuals with ASD.

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News & Events

Predicting autism: Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy

By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism, scientists were able to correctly identify 80 percent of the babies who would be subsequently diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age. Read more here, and then listen to KOMO News’ interview with study co-author (and our Director!), […]

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