to the Kasari Autism Research Lab at UCLA

The Kasari Lab is part of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment and the Graduate school of Education in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles. We offer diagnostic assessments, treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and opportunities to participate in research studies.

The lab was established in 1997 by Dr. Connie Kasari, one of the world’s leading experts in autism research and treatment. Our team is devoted to creating interventions that are successful, backed by research, and able to be implemented in every day settings. Our current research focuses on the core characteristics of social communication in children with ASD. Projects are carried out primarily in school and community settings with the goal of improving communication and relationships with others.


Article: Dr. Kasari shares tips for helping a child with ASD transition back to school. Read more>

Blog Post: Autism Speaks interviews Dr. Kasari about her work with JASPER! Read more>


We aim to learn more about the challenges faced by children with ASD and the steps necessary to improve core characteristics of social communication

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We have developed an evidence-based treatment called J.A.S.P.E.R, which targets social communication in children with ASD or other language challenges

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The lab works closely with community members, parents, and teachers to tailor our research and treatments to the existing needs in the community

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UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART)
UCLA Semel Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA Graduate School of Education

In the News

In the News

Curious about what others are saying? Check out these articles about the Kasari Lab.

Events - Summit Speakers


Here’s a list of national events, important dates, and autism related activities in LA.

Gallery - Kasari Lab group photo


Check out our photo gallery! The Kasari Lab often attends local autism events in the area.

connie video


Our researchers speak at various events across the country. Click here to see more.

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