2019 Believe Benefit Concert: Musicians for Autism
Come see the San Diego Youth Symphony and other talented musicians play in a Benefit Concert on September 14th in support of the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence! Click
here to learn more and reserve your seat!
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
to view CNN news coverage on the study.
Dr. Pierce's Journey With Autism
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
- 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.
We are thankful for the ACE Center. They were able to help us find answers to questions that we were asking and to give us the much needed diagnosis. Because the study included an MRI, we also learned about a brain cyst our son has. With that knowledge, we were able to find the treatments and therapies we needed, which made all the difference in our family's life.
- Candace S.
Dr. Carter and the whole ACE team were key in helping identifying and recommending services to support our son. With Dr. Carter's recommendations, we were able to find an educational environment that has helped our son build and develop key skills that will serve him for a lifetime. We are forever grateful.
- Shannon C.