Research and Student Training

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One of the primary missions of CASD is to conduct research on best practices in the field of ASD. Under the direction and guidance of faculty members of Southern Illinois University, graduate and undergraduate students from various departments on campus assist in many research projects within CASD that promote evidence-based treatment approaches and inform unique aspects about the diversity, physiology, development, and symptoms of ASD.

Interested in getting involved with research? Please contact Dr. Lesley Shawler:

Student Training

Graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to join the various clinical service and research opportunities within CASD. Students who participate in CASD are provided experience and training by faculty and doctoral students in one or more of the following areas: Implementation of evidence-based treatment in direct or group therapy, case management, assessment administration, ASD screenings, report writing, research methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, and more.