Supporting Families Affected by Autism

Autism diagnosis and intervention are critical to ensuring autistic children can reach their fullest potential.

Yet the growing need in our region has outpaced available services.

This means that many in our community, particularly those facing systemic inequities, experience long delays in diagnosis and intervention that could affect their development.

You can help change this. Will you join us?

Yes! I want to expand autism care, research and training.

Give today!

Your Impact

Through your caring support of the UW Autism Center, you can help us:

Increase access to early diagnosis and intervention
Your generosity will help us grow our team to meet the urgent needs of families across our region and provide financial assistance to those experiencing economic hardship.

Fast-track critical research that can improve outcomes
Federal funding is often only available for low-risk, incremental research. Support from donors like you advances the most promising research and helps us develop new approaches.

Expand high-quality training for our community
Build a community that supports neurodiversity by helping us expand high-quality training programs for those who interact with and serve autistic people.

Partner with a Leader in Autism Care,
Research and Training in the Pacific Northwest

The multidisciplinary UW Autism Center is at the forefront of autism research, care and training.

CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

We provide the most in-depth and comprehensive autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services available in our region. Our research-informed clinical services include multi-week interventions, applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinical services, diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based programs and consultations.

RESEARCH INNOVATION

Leveraging our strength as a prominent academic research institution, we partner with faculty across the University of Washington and with community members to do leading-edge research on the causes and care for ASD. Many of our past research projects have already led to more powerful interventions.

TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION

Research shows that when autistic people are surrounded by trained caregivers, teachers and professionals, they thrive. We provide high-quality in-person and virtual training programs for future ASD specialists, parents and community members as a way to help build supportive and knowledgeable schools, homes and communities.

Stories

Studying Baby Brains. Watch now >>

Sleep difficulties in the first year of life linked to altered brain development in infants who later develop autism.
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UW, collaborating institutions awarded $9.5 million for detecting autism earlier in childhood.
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Predicting autism: Researchers find autism biomarkers in infancy.
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Join Us

Your caring generosity will help us increase access to on-time, evidence-based interventions so that all autistic children — regardless of ZIP code or economic status — can reach their fullest potential.

Will you help us expand our ASD clinical, research and training programs to better meet the growing needs of families in our region?