The SDSU Center for Autism is an interdisciplinary group of researchers and clinical scientists focusing on improving lives of children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. The Center has an extensive research program with a strong lifespan approach.

The mission of the SDSU Center for Autism is: 

• To conduct cutting edge clinical and basic science Research on autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
• To provide coordinated state-of-the-art Clinical Services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities and their families.
• To enhance Community Engagement, Public Education.
• To provide clinical and research opportunities for professional Training.