The Center for Excellence in Autism Research (CeFAR) at the University of Pittsburgh, under the direction of Nancy J. Minshew, MD., Shaun M. Eack, PhD. and Carla A. Mazefsky, PhD, is conducting research-based interventions based on findings from previous studies on the cognitive, neurological and genetic basis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Our research group is working to achieve this goal using multiple techniques with the help from both children and adults with ASD along with their families. Through this research we hope to provide innovative treatment developments and to advance public policy that will consistently improve the lives of those with autism spectrum disorders.
This center has several current research programs that are actively recruiting participants.This center contributes to the National Database for Autism Research NDAR, a secure research data repository promoting data sharing and collaboration among ASD investigators. The following video will give you a better understanding of the goals for NDAR.
National Database for Autism Research (NDAR)