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Autism & Developmental Disabilities

Autism & Developmental Disabilities

We have a wide network of investigators with long-standing collaborative relationships across the University of Rochester and with other universities to study causes, characteristics, and care of children and youth with autism and other developmental disorders and their families.

Multiple multidisciplinary teams are studying the comparative efficacy of interventions for children and youth with ASD for enhancing language development. Other projects have focused on increasing the capacity of educators to deliver services in public schools. We employ community-partnered practices to develop and disseminate interventions for children with autism, their families, and school teams through our research networks. Another multi-site project is evaluating pragmatic language patterns in autistic adults. Basic studies are also underway to understand the neurobiology and behavioral responses of individuals with autism. Funding from NIH, HRSA, IES, and private foundations has allowed for significant growth in these areas of research.

Investigators

Robin Adair, M.D., M.M.H.S.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Courtney Aponte, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Brenna Cavanaugh, Psy.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Lynn Cole, M.S.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Philip Davidson, Ph.D. - Emeritus
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Susan Hyman, M.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics​

David McAdam, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Daniel Mruzek, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Christina M. Mulé, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Jessica Roesser, M.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Laura Silverman, Ph.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Stephen Sulkes, M.D.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics