Current Research Studies

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAND) conducts patient-oriented research to develop strategies for better health outcomes in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

These studies provide important information on the underlying mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders as well as the efficacy of novel interventions in individuals with ASD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and comorbid conditions. The studies are led by Dr. Jean Gehricke, Associate Research Director, Dr. Peter Chung, Medical Director of The Center for Autism, and Dr. Robin Steinberg-Epstein, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at CAND.

The registry collects clinical information on patients with ASD in order to better understand, improve, and standardize the care of children with ASD..

We are actively recruiting for this study. View more information here

We invite you on a PATH that will grow our understanding of the causes of autism. Your family’s participation in PATH will help researchers make new discoveries that could lead to personalized healthcare and improved quality of life.

For more information or to sign up, call Mariel Baconawa at (949) 264-2524 or email

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