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Autism and Neurodevelopment Program

Patient Care

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UCSF offers personalized, integrated care for individuals with autism, combining basic research with clinical expertise in diagnosis, cognitive evaluation, and treatment planning.

Autism

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Autism
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Autism
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) involve clinical deficits in social and language skills, as well as repetitive interests or behaviors. While the cause of autism remains unknown in the majority of cases, at the UCSF Autism and Neurodevelopment Program, we strive to understand the causes of autism and the most effective treatments for affected individuals.

Related Disorders

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Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders
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People on the autism spectrum can have additional challenges beyond social and communication deficits that form the core impairments. They may have trouble processing touch, sight, and sound; problems with attention, impulsivity, and mood regulation; as well as movement disorders or epilepsy.

About Us

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The UCSF Autism and Neurodevelopment Program is a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, geneticists, pediatricians, neuroscientists, research coordinators, technologists and administrators. We strive to find the causes of autism—and the most effective treatments.

Living with Autism

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Living with Autism
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Living with Autism
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Families raising autistic children face a number of challenges. After the emotional toll of diagnosis, parents must become special-needs advocates for their children, choosing among treatment programs and school services, and deciding whether to explore medication options. We offer innovative parent training to help families in the early days of living with autism.

Letter from the Directors

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The UCSF Autism and Neurodevelopment Program was established in 2009 to bring together the vibrant UCSF clinical and research community.

Research

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Researchers at UCSF are investigating autism from many angles. Some are studying the genes and brain differences that may lead to the disease. Others are finding innovative ways to diagnose and treat disorders on the autism spectrum.

Support Us

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Our fees cover only a fraction of the cost of our clinical and research endeavors. Your contribution enables us to pursue autism research and treatment, so we can offer the highest quality of clinical care for patients and their families. We need your support.

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