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Els for Autism Foundation staff conducts research to assess methods, pedagogy, and technologies to improve socially significant behaviors for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Research methodology may include direct measurement of observed behavior or an analysis of qualitative or quantitative data.  The goals of this research are the dissemination of the findings to the greater autism community and the application of identified interventions with individuals with ASD through the lifespan.

On April 2, 2018, the Foundation staff announced a joint initiative with Mount Sinai Health System of New York to create The Seaver Els Institute: an affiliation between The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai of New York and the Els for Autism FoundationThe new research institute will be located at The Els Center of Excellence campus in Jupiter, Florida.  Scheduled to begin operations in August 2018, The Seaver Els Institute will provide the opportunity for students, clients, and families at The Els Center of Excellence campus to participate in research that will help advance understanding of autism spectrum disorder.  For more information, read the April 2, 2018 press release, or contact Dr. Marlene Sotelo email: | phone (office): 561-625-8269