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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

There’s still a lot to understand about autism spectrum disorder —which affects communication and behavioral patterns – and sensory processing disorder (SPD) – which causes kids to struggle with how to process stimulation.

UCSF researchers are investigating the biological underpinnings of these disorders to determine risk as well as possible therapeutics.