Mission

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The mission of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center’s Sensory Neurodevelopment and Autism Program is to integrate personalized care with innovative research and education.

Vision: Research and clinical care focused on the individual

  • Accurate and complete diagnosis including genetic, neurological, psychiatric, developmental pediatrics, and psychological evaluations for each family
  • Education, behavior, pharmacologic and nutrition-based treatments discussed and, when appropriate, implemented
  • Education and expertise provided to San Francisco Bay Area families, schools, clinicians and community
  • Research integrated with clinical care to understand the causes, develop novel treatments, and ultimately, to find preventative interventions and cures for autism spectrum disorders

Approach

  • Individual & coordinated multidisciplinary clinics applying advanced technology to make patient care comprehensive and cohesive
  • Active clinical trials program for biomarker-based treatments to personalize approach
  • Collaborative meetings with clinicians and researchers to discuss challenging cases and develop new approaches to assessment and treatment
  • Research database with hundreds of enthusiastic families sharing their time, knowledge, and biomarkers
  • Training medical students, residents, fellows, and post-docs in autism evaluation, treatment, and research
  • Outreach through regional, national and international presentations and publications
  • A powerful combination of world-class clinical care, biomarker research, and education