Autism Spectrum Disorder costs the nation over $35 billion per year, yet receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases. Although there is increased research activity in some areas of autism, in many important areas, little research is being conducted. In particular, there is a lack of understanding of distinct sub-types of autism and what constitutes effective treatment for individuals affected by ASD. Research collaborations and funding will be sought so that the Center may conduct ongoing field studies to pursue answers to important research questions.There are many sources of information about autism online; The Burrell Autism Center has a list of Links.

Although our primary focus is on Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Burrell Autism Center offers diagnosis and treatment for a range of Other Mental Health Issues as well.