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The mission of University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (UNLV CASD) is to conduct community-focused research and educational training on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, and community service providers in Southern Nevada. The goal of UNLV CASD is to be a nationally recognized leader in the field of ASD through high quality research and training.

Download the UNLV CASD Brochure in PDF format.


Parking Info: The CABI training site is located in the Carlson Education Building (CEB), Room 133, on UNLV’s main campus. We suggest parking in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage and purchasing a day permit.

NOTICE: UNLV enforces parking for visitors. See http://www.unlv.edu/parking for more information on purchasing a permit. Please note that metered parking only allows a meter to be fed for up to two hours. We do not suggest using metered parking as it will interrupt your training to go feed the meter.

CASD Talks

Join Director Dr. Shannon Crozier for an intimate talk on the realities of autism spectrum disorders facing our world today. Hear about what we know about the causes of autism, learn what’s really behind the numbers in the news, and listen to some innovative ideas about what a future of inclusion could really mean for all of us. In the spirit of engagement, this 25 minute talk will be followed by a question and answer period and then by an opportunity to mix and mingle with coffee and treats.

CASD 2014 Ambassador Informational Training

The CASD has more openings for Ambassadors during Spring 2014!
Come to our Informational Meeting/Training on Characteristics of Autism and Evidence-Based Practice
Date: March 14, 2014
**Childcare not available**
Location: UNLV Main Campus, Carlson Education Building, Room 117
NOTICE: UNLV enforces parking for visitors. Daily permits can be purchased or metered parking is also available. See http://www.unlv.edu/parking for more information.

New Resource Library, We Need Your Input!

A generous gift was donated to the UNLV Center for Autism to begin a lending library of resources for the community. We would like to ask the community (you!) for input on what resources would be meaningful and valuable to include in the library.Please participate by taking our survey by clicking the link below or pasting it into your browser window. The survey expires on Feb 28, 2014.

CASD Ambassador Program

The UNLV Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is pleased to announce the
CASD Ambassador Program!
Our first cohort of volunteers have been chosen for Fall 2013! If you are interested in volunteering, there will be another ambassador training session in the spring semester.

UNLV CASD Autism Spectrum Resource Guide

UNLV Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders Resource Guide

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd edition of the UNLV CASD Autism Spectrum Resource Guide is now available!

This year we were able to print 2,000 hard copies of the guide, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: FEAT of Southern Nevada, Peoples Autism, and the Torino Foundation.

A PDF copy of the guide is available to all members of our community.

If you or your organization would like copies of the guide, please contact us at 702-895-5836 or email us at autism1@unlv.nevada.edu.