A Focus on Person-Centered Autism Research, Evaluation, & Support Services

Led by Center Director Dr. Ty Vernon and Clinical Director Dr. Anna Krasno, the center focuses on the development and implementation of strength-based, motivational support services, interventions, and psychological evaluations for individuals with autism and their families.

Our Programs

The center provides diagnostic assessments, support services, parent support, and clinical training opportunities through its funded research projects and clinics.

Intervention support models developed at the center include the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and the Social Tools And Rules for Teens (START) programs.

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 and clinical support communities.

Koegel Autism Center News

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Koegel Autism Center News
Autism Safari Nights 2023

Koegel Autism Center and Santa Barbara Zoo present Autism Safari Nights

GGSE News > Dept. of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology, Koegel Autism Center

Kelly and Scott Trueman, Dean Milem, and Dr. Ty Vernon at a salon benefiting the Koegel Autism Center

Ready, Set, Match! Local Family Commits to Matching $25,000 in Donations For Autism Services

GGSE News > Dept. of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology, Koegel Autism Center

flyer for 2023 GGSE Research Symposium

Register to attend or present at the 2023 Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Research Symposium

GGSE News > Dept. of Counseling, Clinical & School Psychology, Dept. of Education, Koegel Autism Center, Teacher Education Program

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Autism Center Vision

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

Autism Center Mission

We strive to develop, evaluate, and disseminate high-impact, strength-based autism evaluation and support strategies; 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 autism across the lifespan; and serve as a model for excellence in autism research, service, and training.