Autism Center

Research and Clinical Trials

Autism is a spectrum of disorders with different causes and pathways, so kids with autism need personalized treatment to thrive. We do research on many fronts to better understand:

  • How autism develops
  • How the brain is involved
  • How children and teens with autism respond to therapies and services
  • What we can do to improve the quality of life for people with autism spectrum disorder and their families

Some studies collect information to help us learn about the causes and effects of autism. Others are called clinical trials. They test new treatments in people to see how well they work and make sure they are safe. We have many studies now in progress.

To learn more about how to get involved, call 206-987-7917 or email us. We can let you know of research studies that might apply to your child. If you’d like, we can add you to our research registry so that you hear about new studies that may be a good fit for your family. Your family may be able to take part in research even if you are waiting for an appointment in our clinic.

Our Autism Blog often reports on our research. These projects show the varied ways we learn about autism and how to better care for children with this condition.

How to Take Part in Research Studies

Ways to Help

Donations from people like you help researchers explore ideas that could lead to life-changing treatments for kids with autism. Give today.