Collaborations

Autism Center of Northern California 

At ACNC, we believe that a diagnosis is just the beginning of a family’s journey with autism. We use developmental and behavioral perspectives in order to teach each family about how their child learns. We consider the wellness of the whole family and develop individualized plans and strategies to help families be successful.

Bay Area Autism Consortium (BAAC)

The Bay Area Autism Consortium (BAAC) is a clinical research coalition of providers and investigators from many Bay Area autism programs, including UCSF, Stanford, Kaiser, the Department of Public Health, and the Children's Health Council. This interdisciplinary group is forming to contribute to the excellence of autism-related care and discovery in the Bay Area.

Bunge Lab at UC Berkeley

Dr. Silvia Bunge directs the Cognitive Control and Development Laboratory at UC Berkeley. They strive to understand brain development from childhood to adulthood using functional imaging and computer assessment. Their lab is also pioneering a game playing study to see if they can help children improve their problem solving abilities. Their studies focus on typical individuals as well as those with pediatric stroke and Tourette Syndrome.

Croen Lab at Kaiser Permanente

Lisa Croen, PhD is a perinatal epidemiologist and senior research scientist at the Division of Research (DOR), Kaiser Permanente Northern California. She also directs the Kaiser Permanente Autism Research Program.

Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC)

The Golden Gate Regional Center (GGRC) is working toward a future where all people with developmental disabilities and their families have the opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive in their home communities by directing their own lives.

The MIND Institute

The UC Davis MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) is a collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is a research campaign within the Simons Foundation. SFARI's mission is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding, catalyzing and driving innovative research of the greatest quality and relevance. SFARI initiatives include the Simons Simplex Collection, a permanent repository of genetic samples from 2,700 families with one child affected with an autism spectrum disorder, and Simons VIP, the Simons Variation in Individuals Project aims to identify and study a large number of individuals with a recurrent genetic variation (deletion or duplication of segment 16p11.2) that increases the risk of developing autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Star Institute

The STAR Institute is the premier treatment, research, and education center for children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This includes feeding disorders and other disorders with sensory issues such as autism and ADHD.

UC Wide Collaboration

UC Davis PI: Tony Simon
UCI PI: Jean Gehricke
UCLA PI: Shafali Jeste

UCSF Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory

The Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory (BIL) is focused on improving non-invasive functional brain imaging methods so that we can develop a better understanding of the dynamics of brain networks involved in processing and learning of complex human behaviors, such as speech and language.

UCSF Brain Development Research Program

The UCSF Brain Development Research Program, directed by Dr. Elliott Sherr, investigates the genetic and biological mechanisms and clinical manifestations of Autism, Epilepsy, and disorders of brain development such as Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum and Aicardi Syndrome. Their primary goal is to develop novel approaches to diagnosis and treatment for these conditions.

UCSF Dyslexia Center 

The mission of the UCSF Dyslexia Center is to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while preserving and even enhancing the relative strengths of each individual. In addition, they aim to develop best practice protocols to implement individually catered interventions in classrooms throughout the country.

UCSF Institute for Human Genetics (IHG)

The UCSF Institute for Human Genetics (IHG) serves as a focal point for campus-wide activities in human genetics and has faculty members engaged in human genetics research spanning the four schools: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry. The major aim of the Institute is to create an exciting, productive and collaborative environment for research, training and clinical application in human genetics, and to provide institutional support and resources.

UCSF Neural Connectivity Lab 

UCSF is one of three study sites currently sponsored by the GE aiming to develop next generation, noninvasive imaging technologies to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as a concussion.