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Autism Center



The UW Autism Center is an organization devoted to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders through innovative and state-of-the-art clinical services, scientific research, and training and outreach activities.

Core Services Offered

Clinical Services:

  • Assessments: Clinical and diagnostic evaluations are available from disciplines including pediatrics, psychology, speech-language pathology, and neurology
  • Intervention: Direct intervention services include early behavioral therapy, individual therapy, and social and organizational skills groups; these services are provided by behavior analysts, educators, psychologists, and speech-language pathologists:
  • Parent support: is available through a parent education series entitled TIES: Training, Information, Empowerment, Support, designed for parents of newly diagnosed children with autism spectrum disorders. Families receive information, training, and support in order to prepare for life with a child with autism:


Training & Outreach:

  • In-service training and consultation is available for school districts, community agencies, and mental health settings.
  • The training program is open to post-graduate-level clinicians in the fields of clinical psychology, developmental psychology, school psychology, and education.
  • Pre-doctoral fellowships: The UWAC sponsors nine- to twelve-month, part-time pre-doctoral internships each year starting in the summer or fall.
  • Summer intensive: The UW Autism Center offers an annual summer training workshop series for parents and professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorders:

Funding Information

Private endowment, 2000-present
State funding, 2004-present
NICHD Autism Center of Excellence, 2007-2012

Reporting Structure

Center on Human Development and Disability, Board of Health Sciences Deans

Related UW Entities

College of Education
School of Medicine: Department of Psychiatry, Department of Radiology, Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Speech and Hearing, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Neurology
School of Nursing