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Mission Statement

The mission of University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (UNLV CASD) is to conduct community-focused research and educational training on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, and community service providers in Southern Nevada. The goal of UNLV CASD is to be a nationally recognized leader in the field of ASD through high quality research and training.

Center-Related Research & Projects

The CASD conducts research on effective assessment and intervention of persons with ASD. Our research has appeared in premier scholarly outlets, including Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Project F.O.C.U.S. (Forming Occupational and Community Understanding for Success) is a two-year post-secondary education program for young adults with intellectual/developmental disability, including Autism. F.O.C.U.S. uses the principles of the Universal Design for Learning and Person Centered planning to provide a 100 percent inclusive program that helps college students achieve current and future academic, independent living, and employment goals.

Ryan Wennerlind, M.Ed.

Acting Director- CASD/Director- Project FOCUS
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Office: CEB 115
Mail Code: 3014
Phone: 51749

Contact Autism Spectrum Disorders

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mail Stop: 3014
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
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