Autism Discovery Institute

Watch a video of our Facebook Live event on Supporting Kids and Teens with Autism.

We are currently providing video (telemedicine) visits for existing and new patients. Learn more.

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


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The Autism Discovery Institute is a state-of-the-art facility that provides comprehensive services for children with autism spectrum disorders, advanced research and trainings and lectures for professionals working in this area.

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 team includes:

We regularly collaborate with occupational therapists and developmental specialists.

Research Update

Now recruiting for new research studies! Please click here for more information.
Click here for a list of autism-focused publications by Autism Discovery Institute staff and research partners.

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One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift benefits Rady Children’s.

To donate, click the link below and select Autism Discovery Institute from the Gift Designation Drop-down menu:

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Forms for Your Child's Appointment

Please fill out these questionnaires and bring them with you to your child’s appointment. Developmental Evaluation  English | Spanish  Developmental Re-Evaluation  These cannot be downloaded from a mobile device.