Extending Care to Families Affected by Autism

A new initiative led by the UC Davis Health MIND Institute aims to make evidence-based interventions more widely available for the millions living with autism – including the half-million U.S. adolescents poised to plunge off a ‘services cliff,’ and the adults who are already at the bottom.

One in 59 children nationwide is currently diagnosed with autism, almost triple the number at the turn of the millennium. Yet many of today’s more effective evidence-based treatments aren’t yet widely available to families who need them.