University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center (UMACC)
The University of Michigan Center is a comprehensive program providing clinical services, assessment, research, and training relating to the diagnosis and care of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Director of the UMACC is Catherine Lord, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry. Dr. Lord also serves as the site investigator for AIR-B activities at UMACC. Dr. Lord and UMACC staff are renown for their expertise in ASD diagnosis and assessment, and for longitudinal studies of individuals with ASD. UMACC takes part in all AIR-B Projects.
Florida State University—Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)
The FSU CARD is part of a state-wide system of centers supported in part by the State of Florida for the care of individuals with ASD. The FSU CARD is directed by Dr. Amy Wetherby, who is an expert in ASD language-based interventions and assessments, and who leads a variety of ASD-related projects located at CARD. Dr. Wetherby directs AIR-B activities at CARD.
Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development
The Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute is a national leader in conducting innovative clinical and health-outcomes research. We bring together a diverse and talented group of research scientists with varied backgrounds and a shared purpose: to work collaboratively to address major issues that affect the health of children everywhere. We work closely with Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington clinicians, allowing us to quickly translate research findings into advanced clinical practices and improved outcomes. Our comprehensive autism research program encompasses clinical trials, behavioral research, and intervention studies.
Bryan King, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Washington and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Seattle Children’s, serves as the Principal Investigator of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health at Seattle Children’s Research Institute.
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Center for Autism and Related Disorders
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multi-faceted, multidisciplinary program for children with autism spectrum disorders and their family members. CARD combines research, clinical (assessment and intervention) services, as well as community outreach and training to help improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, and the community who cares for them. CARD endorses a flexible approach to treatment, adjusting the core set of methods used and goals of intervention to meet the needs of each child and his or her family.