Research

Center for Autism Research studies

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders conducts research within the Severe Behavior, Early Intervention, and Virtual Care Programs. Research topics include improving the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders, refining methods that promote skill acquisition, and enhancing service delivery via web-based communications.  You can review each faculty's areas of research interests.

Current grant-funded research includes grants from

(a) the Department of Defense (AR100184) on using technology to expand and enhance applied behavior analysis programs for children with autism in military families, and
(b) the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1 R01 HD079113-01A1) on using stimulus control procedures to refine functional communication training for individuals with intellectual disability. 
(c)
the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (1R01HD083214) on preventing relapse of destructive behavior using behavioral momentum theory.