UCLA’s Connie Kasari to Lead a New Academic Network for Autism Intervention Research

Connie+KasariConnie Kasari, a professor of psychological studies in education and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been chosen to lead the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health. The network, supported by a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will develop an academic-community collaboration model for sustainable autism intervention services in local communities. Other universities that will be members of the network are the University of California, Davis, Drexel University in Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Rochester in New York.

Professor Kasari also is a member of Center for Autism Research and Treatment and holds appointments in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. She has been on the faculty at UCLA for 30 years.

Dr. Kasari holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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