The STAR initiative, led by the School of Education and Human Development and in partnership with colleagues across the University, aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism through groundbreaking research and innovative models for intervention and training.
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Autism Research Core
The Autism Research Core supports pan-university autism research with centralized project coordination, recruitment, and specialized testing by certified personnel.Learn More
Research in Practice
The STAR initiative also supports an innovative Autism Research in Practice System, which integrates research and training into existing systems of care.Learn More
STAR in the News
View current and archived news articles featuring the research, training, and outreach being done through the STAR initiative.See Articles
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Supporting Hispanic Families Impacted by Autism
During Hispanic Heritage Month, the STAR initiative highlighted the increasing need for diagnostic and support resources for Hispanic families impacted by autism.
Autism Acceptance Month
In May, the team at STAR reached out to individuals with autism to share their ideas on ways to educate the general community about autism during Autism Acceptance Month.
Autism in Girls and Boys
A recent study using brain imaging and behavioral and genetic testing discovered that there is a significant difference between girls and boys in the genes and “genetic burden” that underpin autism.
Our Impact: A look at the numbers
Individuals trained through STAR programs and networks
Research studies facilitated through this initiative
peer-reviewed publications from our collaborators
Last updated 7/12/2022