• Autism

Autism services at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford address diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and support for their families.

Autism Services Overview

Autism is a complex disorder of communication, thinking, relating to others, and participating fully in the community. The documented prevalence of autism has been rising. We recognize that it will take many different disciplines working together to understand the condition and ultimately provide effective treatments to children and their families. 

Mission of Stanford Autism Center: To bring together professionals across departments and disciplines at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford (LPCHS), Stanford Hospital, and Stanford University, who are committed to improving the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disorders through research, professional training, community education, quality or process improvement, and advocacy.

Clinical services are provided through several divisions at Stanford Children’s Health. All divisions conform to a similar standard of care. If there is uncertainty about which service might be right for a child, please consult with the child’s primary care clinician. The Lucile Packard Children's Health Stanford Referral Center can also help determine which division is best suited for a child’s needs.