Autism and Related Developmental Disabilities
Marcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization and subsidiary of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta that treats more than 5,500 children with autism and related disorders a year.
As one of the largest autism centers in the U.S. and one of only three National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Centers of Excellence, Marcus Autism Center offers families access to the latest research, comprehensive evaluations and intensive behavior treatments. With the help of research grants, community support and government funding, Marcus Autism Center aims to maximize the potential of children with autism today and transform the nature of autism for future generations.
Marcus Autism Center has set ambitious goals for building on our status as the nation’s top clinical provider for children with autism. We are establishing a research enterprise that both belongs to, and benefits from, every professional in our building and in the community through our outreach work.
In addition, we continue to create a network of academic and provider relationships specifically to translate clinical strength into new opportunities through research.
Our research program is organized around four central themes:
- Diagnosis and evaluation
- Causes and biological mechanisms
- Intervention and treatment
- Implementation and social policy
Visit the official website for the Marcus Autism Center here.