Our Mission: To provide world-class, cutting-edge research and evidence-based, comprehensive care that will improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders.

ADIThe Autism Discovery Institute is a state-of-the-art facility providing comprehensive services and advanced research into autism spectrum disorders. Here, you’ll find all of Rady Children’s renowned diagnostic and treatment services under one roof, as well as programs to help families have positive experiences and interactions.

Our multidisciplinary staff includes:

Along with serving children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, we provide services and training for professionals working in this area.

Follow the links on the left for information on our programs, services, research, professional training and parent resources.

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Upcoming Event: Talk on Asperger’s Disorder

Sept. 30, 2014, 5:30 p.m., Rady Children’s dining rooms A, B & C
Robyn Steward will speak about overcoming the challenges associated with Asperger’s disorder.
To register for the talk, click here.


Research Update

New research by the REACH Project investigators at the Autism Discovery Institute and UC San Diego finds that genes linked to autism are prone to mutation. Check out the news release and video here!

Video: Learn about our comprehensive services

Support Our Program

One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift benefits Rady Children’s. To make a donation, click here and select “Autism” from the drop-down menu.