UCSF Study

UCSF Study

We are partnering with UCSF on a cutting edge and potentially revolutionary research program.

The UCSF Autism and Neurodevelopment Program and Oak Hill School are developing a collaborative school based treatment outcome system for youth with Autism. Dr. Robert Hendren and the Oak Hill School have embarked on a pilot study of personalized, integrated assessment and future treatments. We hope to show that better treatment outcomes result from an integrative approach to assessing and treating autism; unifying communications and coordinating care among parents and providers across educational, medical, and psychosocial fields.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care through integrating educational, medical, and psychosocial assessment and treatment individualized for each student.

The purpose of this study is to: 

  • Determine the feasibility of using an online database to track and monitor outcome data gathered from Oak Hill School
  • Develop an integrated, comprehensive, and collaborative approach to providing care to children and adolescents with autism, which is crucial to developing evidenced-based targeted treatments in a school setting.

The study will allow us to: 

  • Evaluate outcomes as correlated to specific treatments. Determine what works and what does not.
  • Begin to recommend more personalized assessment and treatment plans.
  • Periodically assess how each student is doing in order to study the outcomes of this program and better design treatments.
  • Build an outcomes database for Oak Hill to help identify and track successful interventions.

Robert HendrenRobert Hendren, DO, is a Professor, the Vice Chair of Psychiatry, and the Director of Child and dolescent Psychiatry (CAP),He has clinical and research expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental differences.

Stephen Bent, MDStephen Bent, MD, is an Associate Professor. His research focuses on the safety and efficacy of complementary and alternative (CAM) treatments for various disorders, including autism.

Abram Rosenblatt, PhD Abram Rosenblatt, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor. He has dedicated much of his career as a researcher to studying outcomes through researching mental health services, children’s mental health, and public policy.