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

The mission of the SDSU Center for Autism is: 

• To conduct cutting-edge basic science, applied, and implementation Research on autism spectrum and related disorders.
• To provide state-of-the-art Clinical and Educational Services for children and adults with autism spectrum and related developmental disabilities, and their families.
• To enhance Community Engagement and provide public education, to improve understanding of autism spectrum and other developmental disorders.
• To provide interdisciplinary Training for students, researchers, and community professionals.