Autism, Neurodevelopment and Behavior

At Children's Hospital Los Angeles, services for autism, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders are coordinated through the Autism Warm Phone Line. Parents and physicians are invited to call the Warm Line to speak to our Nurse Care Manager to arrange a visit.

The two clinics at Children's Hospital that provide diagnostic services and medical follow-up for autism, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders are: the  Boone Fetter Clinic and the USC Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Children's Hospital uses a family-centered approach to patient care, focusing on each family's unique needs and concerns.

Autism Treatment Network Center of Clinical Excellence

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has joined the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network. As a Center of Clinical Excellence, participation in this national autism network will allow us to provide cutting-edge care while advancing highly innovative basic, clinical, translational and community-partnered research in order to change the future for children with autism and their families.


CHLA-USC Institute for the Developing Mind

Research is the key to improving the care and outcomes of children with conditions like autism. The CHLA-USC Institute for the Developing Mind promotes innovative translational and clinical research that holds the promise of providing new treatment opportunities. We are currently engaged in innovative research on the early identification and intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders.


The Institute is made possible with the support of the Boone Family Foundation, the Las Madrinas Endowment for Autism Research, Intervention and Outcomes, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.


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