Research and Student Training
One of the primary missions of CASD is to conduct research on best practices in the field of autism. 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 autism.
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, autism screenings, report writing, research methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, diagnostic evaluations, and more.