Child

Koegel Autism Center

Outside

Koegel Autism Center

Lobby

Koegel Autism Center

Family Room

Koegel Autism Center

The Staff of the Koegel Autism Center

Koegel Autism Center

Koegel Autism Center News

Announcements

New Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) online training is being offered to parents as part of a research study! Click here for more information.

KOEGEL AUTISM CENTER

TRANSFORMATIONAL AUTISM SPECTRUM INTERVENTIONS

The Koegel Autism Center is internationally recognized for its innovative autism research and clinical training. Directed by Dr. Ty Vernon, the center focuses on the development and implementation of strength-based, motivational interventions and supports for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Intervention models developed at the center include the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and the Social Tools And Rules for Teens (START) programs. The center provides diagnostic assessments, intervention services, parent support, and clinical training opportunities through its funded research projects and clinics.

We provide research and clinical training to doctoral students in clinical psychology and special education, many of whom have continued on to become highly influential members of the autism research community.

The center was originally founded by Drs. Robert and Lynn Koegel, co-developers of the PRT autism intervention model.  The Koegel Autism Center is part of the University of California, a not-for-profit state institution of higher learning.

Our Vision

Partnering with the autism community to promote hope, compassion, inclusivity, and empowerment.

Our Mission

We strive to develop and disseminate high-impact, strength-based autism interventions and services; build collaborative partnerships with local and global communities; be culturally sensitive and responsive; provide ongoing outreach and education to families and professionals; support the diverse needs of individuals with ASD across the lifespan; and serve as a model for excellence in autism research and training.

 

General Inquiries:
Email: autism@education.ucsb.edu
Phone: (805) 893-2049
Fax: (805) 893-2658

Mailing Address:
UCSB Koegel Autism Center
Graduate School of Education
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490

If you are contacting us regarding your child, please include your location, child's age, and a brief description of him/her in your message.

Directions
Traveling North on Highway 101: Take the Airport/UCSB exit (Highway 217) off U.S. 101, approximately eight miles north of Santa Barbara, to the campus East Gate. Turn right onto Mesa Road. Follow Mesa Road and turn left onto Ocean Road. Turn right at the stop sign to continue on Ocean Road. At the second traffic light turn left onto El Colegio Road. Turn left into parking spots labled "KAC Visitor Parking", which are metered and only accept credit cards. For parking permits that accept cash or credit cards, continue on Ocean Road and turn left into Parking Lot 22.

Traveling South on Highway 101: Take the Glenn Annie/Storke Road exit off U.S. 101, approximately 12 miles north of Santa Barbara. Turn right on Storke Road. Cross Hollister Avenue and at the third traffic light turn left on El Colegio Road. Enter campus on El Colegio. Cross Ocean Road and turn left into parking spots labled "KAC Visitor Parking", which are metered and only accept credit cards. For parking permits that accept cash or credit cards, continue on Ocean Road and turn left into Parking Lot 22.

If you have additional questions concerning parking at UCSB, you may stop by a parking kiosk at the entrance to the Mesa Parking Structure, call UCSB Parking Services at 893-7275, or visit their website at www.tps.ucsb.edu.