The Center includes scientific leaders studying the genetics, neurobiology and treatment of autism and related developmental disorders. Our studies aim to bring state-of-the art scientific findings into patient care. Multiple studies of the causes and treatment of autism and related disorders are ongoing. We depend on the generosity of families willing to volunteer their time to help us in our aims to discover new knowledge and new treatments. We also critically depend on the generosity of healthy individuals in the community without developmental disabilities to serve as healthy controls for our studies. All behavioral and brain analysis procedures are non-invasive, and volunteers will be compensated financially for their time.