NEW Study Elucidates Link Between A Gene Network and ASD Symptom Severity
A recent genetic study our Center published in Nature Neuroscience uses human iPSC-derived neuron models of ASD to show the degree of dysregulation in a particular gene network is correlated with the severity of ASD symptoms.
UCSD ACE Selected As A CDC Study Site Through ADDM
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected UCSD ACE as one of only 10 sites in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Our Center will shed light on the number of individuals living with autism and other developmental disabilities in the San Diego community. Click
here to learn more about the program.
Sparking a Change: Over 5,000 Individuals Participating in SPARK Through UCSD ACE
SPARK is the largest autism research project in US history, and the mission is simple: speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives. Over 5,000 individuals with ASD and their family members have signed up for SPARK through UCSD ACE. Click here to join us today!
NEW Study Shows ASD Diagnoses Stable at 14 Months Old
Results from a recent study led by Dr. Karen Pierce suggest that accurate, reliable screening is possible much earlier than previously thought before. Click here to view CNN news coverage on the study.
Dr. Pierce's Journey With Autism
As Dr. Carter shared the insights from my son's final ACE assessment, I began to cry. Joy, relief, gratitude- emotion overcame me as we discussed the culmination of K's progress since coming to ACE two short years ago. This stellar team listened to us and validated our concerns when the pediatrician told us to "wait and see". With compassion, dedication, and pioneering science, ACE instilled hope and connected us with resources to invest in our child's development. Now, at age three, K is laughing, smiling, making eye contact, and making friendships. Each day with this bright boy is a testament to what a child at risk for autism can achieve through early intervention, and what ACE is achieving for so many children like mine.
- Stephanie K.
At a time when we were concerned and anxious to find out more about our son and his needs, ACE was the first resource to evaluate him. When other resources were hindered by waitlists, high costs, and insurance woes - Dr. Carter and her staff were there for us. Her evaluation was incredibly thorough and initiated his early intervention. We are incredibly grateful to ACE and credit them in our son's progress.
- Sarah N.