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ABOUT UCLA CART
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) believes that every patient should have access to the full range of care available at the clinics and should not have to forgo potentially helpful tests, therapies, or treatments because of cost.
Low-income families struggle with finding and accessing the best professionals needed to help their children, due to: 1. Knowledge gap about these conditions 2. Limited access to neurodevelopmental and neurogenetic specialists 3. Financial barriers to specialty clinical care and cutting edge diagnostics.
"We had to pay out of pocket for services since we couldn't qualify without a diagnosis."
"8 years of agony not knowing what was wrong, but knowing something wasn't right. Thanks to CART, we got our answers."
"The trust that I have in the medical team at UCLA's CART was built on the consistent care,a ccess, and expertise that they've provided my family. They saw possibilities in Jack that no one else was able to see. I am so thankful for their support!"
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donate today! Our goal is to raise $50,000 by the end of the year.
SOME OF THE PROGRAMS YOUR DONATION WILL FUND...
- Patient scholarships to treat all patients regardless of their ability to pay
- Enhance support for staff and clinicians (social workers, resource specialists, and clinicians)
- Capital improvements to increase patient comfort
MORE ABOUT CART'S WORK
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) aims to change the world of families impacted by autism by understanding its causes, improving diagnosis, and developing transformative therapies.
CART operates two multidisciplinary outpatient clinics to treat individuals and families with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders that have a suspected or determined genetic cause.
- The Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental (CAN) Clinic lead by Dr. James McCracken and Dr. Amanda Gulsrud tests and treats children and adults with neurodevelopmental conditions and social development impairments related to autism, developmental delays, and genetic conditions.
- The Care and Research in Neurogenetics (CARING) Clinic lead by Dr. Shafali Jeste, evaluates and treats children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders that have a suspected or determined genetic cause. Experts in neurology, psychiatry, genetics, social work, and clinical psychology collaborate on personalized plans for treatment and therapies, enabling the CARING team to build stronger relationships with patients, work more effectively, and results in improved clinical outcomes for long-term treatment.
CART'S FAST FACTS
- Number of clinicians: 20
- Number of patients per month: 130
- Number of treatment programs: 5
- Number of community partnerships: 10
- Number of research studies: 38
For information about UCLA CART, please visit our website at www.autism.ucla.edu.
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