Treatment Study for Children with Autism
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Eligible youngsters can receive 32 weeks of FREE treatment in UCLA trial

Treatment Study For Children With Autism 

Does your child experience social difficulties?


Is He / She a Child Who:                                                                                

·        Struggles to initiate interactions with peers?

·        Is shy or nervous in social situations?

·        Has a hard time with friends?


Eligible youngsters (ages 8 – 12) will receive FREE of charge

32 weeks of treatment with 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Group Social Skills Training


Parents of potentially eligible children will be screened over the phone; this will last approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Children selected for the study will participate in an updated version of our treatment program, which has proven to be very successful. We have expanded this program and are now conducting a second clinical trial at UCLA. Sessions are designed to teach social skills, to address symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorders, and improve peer relationships. The sessions are fun and emphasize using newly learned skills in real life situations. Children will be randomly assigned to receive either cognitive behavioral therapy or group social skills training. 



For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jeffrey Wood or Kaycie Zielinski

(310) 882-0537 or [email protected]





This study is being conducted through support from Autism Speaks and in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), which is funded by

the National Institute of Mental Health


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