Our Research

Through innovation and collaboration, we are learning more about autism’s complexities and our findings are helping us support more individuals living with autism. Current areas of focus include:

  • How Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) care practices impact patient outcomes
  • Understanding the genetic factors associated with ASD through the SPARK (Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research) study
  • Interventions to support daily living skills in adolescents with ASD
  • Interventions to support emotional regulation
  • Shared decision-making to support families choosing medication and other treatments for children with ASD
  • Screening and diagnosis of children who are hard of hearing for autism
  • Bullying and other peer experiences of adolescents with ASD and how this impacts well-being and mental health
  • Collaboration with University of Cincinnati Transition and Access Program (UCTAP) on research projects addressing skills such as academics, independent living, employment and socialization

Working closely with the Neurobehavioral Treatment Discovery Team, we hope to advance the knowledge of the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and integrate research findings into clinical practice.

To learn more about this research or participate in a study, contact autism@cchmc.org or 513-636-0523.

Autism Care Network

As a member of the Autism Care Network (ACNet), we work with autism centers across the country to improve the well-being, behavioral health, and quality of life for children with ASD and their families. We do this by combining research and quality improvement initiatives to determine what helps children have the best outcomes. By sharing this information with our ACNet partners, we hope to improve care for all children with ASD.