Welcome to the family Web site for the Autism Research Program at Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research. Our site is designed to help you learn more about autism, as well as provide you resources that may be of assistance to you and your family.


The Autism Research Program conducts research to discover the genetic and environmental risk factors of autism spectrum disorders. Kaiser Permanente patients and families who participate in our studies are helping to further research. To learn how you can help science to discover the causes of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), please visit the Research page. We believe that the path to prevention starts with research, and your participation is very important.

We hope this information helps to answer some of your questions about autism spectrum disorders, interests you in our important research, and provides you access to support services and other parenting resources. If you have additional questions, please contact us.