Institute for Autism Research

The Institute for Autism Research (IAR) is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center dedicated to understanding autism and related developmental disorders and enhancing the lives of those affected and their families. Researchers from diverse backgrounds work together to address critical questions involving causes, development, assessment, clinical treatment, and education. This research work has led to development of several new and effective treatments which are provided by IAR staff to our community partners and schools.

Researchers at the IAR are also dedicated to training the next generation of researchers and practitioners through advanced academic, research, and clinical and community-based experiences.


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Psychology Major Gains Experience and Credentials with Autism Research

“Through the IAR, I was able to hone my clinical and research skills. By the time I applied to graduate school, I had already been working in a supervisory capacity and had gained experience in clinical settings and in schools.”

Alyssa Biscotto

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