About Us

Despite the characterization of social and communication deficits defining autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the earliest signs of atypical neurodevelopment are behavioral differences in attention, movement and responses to sensory stimuli. 

Our group uses EEG, eye-tracking, motion capture and behavioral testing to study attention, sensory processing and motor function in autism.

We believe studying these foundational aspects of neurodevelopment will help us better understand ASD in older children and, importantly lead to the design of novel and more effective interventions.


Research Focus

  • Investigating the neural correlates to brain based sensory abnormalities
  • Characterizing motor function across multiple domains by recording eye movement, balance and gait
  • Evaluating the distribution, control and modulation of attention in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Translating our research findings into novel interventions for children and adults on the Autism Spectrum

Contact Us

UCSD Research on Autism and Development
the Campus at Villa La Jolla
8950 Villa La Jolla Dr.
Suite B-216
La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: 858-246-1932
Fax: 858-246-1930


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The amount of success coming off of our summer internship program is leaps and bounds above what we could have hoped for. Not only was the inaugural year of the program relatively problem free, but there was a marked boost in confidence and skill from our interns, some quality level work produced, and some great friendships made. We have also been experiencing an influx of media attention, interest from businesses in the abilities of our interns, and attention from organizations willing to fund this and other programs that empower the ASD workforce. Check out our feature from the San Diego Foundation, who generously helped fund our internship program.