The Koegel Autism Center's primary research goals are increasing our understanding of autism spectrum disorders, the development and implementation of state-of-the-art treatments, as well as the improvement of elementary and secondary education efforts for children with autism and other severe disabilities. The center's primary interests lie in research and training (both pre-service and in-service), focusing on family support and on the education of children with autism in community environments and classrooms with their typically developing peers. The center conducts research regarding the development of treatment delivery systems through families, schools, non-disabled peers, and others who provide support for children with autism in educational settings. The center is funded by a number of sources, including the state of California, federal research and training grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, and through private donations.


Current Projects


*Is your child between the ages of 5-14 years of age and enrolled in school?
*Are they having difficulties completing academic tasks during homework time?
*Do you have concern about their academic progress?

If so, your child may be eligible to participate in a research study to increase your child’s motivation during academic tasks. You may be present for all intervention sessions.

Contact Samantha Poyser at for more information! Space is limited.