Toy blocks help build social skills

UCI psychologist’s Lego therapy is benefiting children with autism spectrum disorder

UCI researchers find biomarker for autism that may aid diagnostics

Study also points to potential new drug discovery advances

UCI turns blue, hosts 5K for Autism Awareness Month

UCI has joined Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign, a global movement in which thousands of iconic landmarks, buildings, hotels, bridges and retail stores replace their outdoor lights with bright blue bulbs throughout April in recognition of Autism Awareness Month.

Jean Gehricke

Exploring the ADHD-autism link

Jean Gehricke’s research is revealing similarities between the two disorders and suggesting new treatment approaches

Dr. J. Jay Gargus

UCI turning the corner on autism

Center unites multidisciplinary experts in drug discovery effort

Multiple, short learning sessions strengthen memory formation in fragile X syndrome

A learning technique that maximizes the brain’s ability to make and store memories may help overcome cognitive issues seen in fragile X syndrome, a leading form of intellectual disability, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.

Professor Andrew Palermo

Autism moves

Teaching children the language of dance

Associate Professor Gillian Hayes

Tech support

Gillian Hayes develops apps and other tools to help those affected by autism

Speaking their language

Center works to make life better for families dealing with autism

Sprigs of Lavender, a Lemon and an Apple

Using the ordinary to achieve the extraordinary

At-home therapy with common household items yields notable gains among children with autism