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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

See What Inspires Us
View the Wendy Klag Center’s short film, “Childhood Interrupted: Unraveling the Mysteries of Autism.” Learn More
A New Name. A Bigger Mission.
Welcome to the Wendy Klag Center, a new hub for developmental disabilities research at Hopkins. Learn More
Seeking Elusive Clues to Autism
Two big epidemiological studies are identifying complex factors that underlie autism. Learn More
Research's Family Ties
Our message to families is simple: We thank you. We value you. We need you. Learn More
Measuring Autism in America
How many children have autism? A striking 1 in 68, based on surveillance in Maryland and elsewhere. Learn More
Autism Around the Globe
Projects in Taiwan and Bangladesh shed a different light on perceptions, prevalence and treatment. Learn More
Nurturing Scholars & Ideas
What puts autistic students at risk for bullying? It’s a question that propelled Benjamin Zablotsky toward his PhD. Learn More
News & Events
  • Check out our Calendar of Events page to see dates for journal club, talks and other events!
  • WYPR "Maryland Morning." Hear WKC Director Dani Fallin and others talk about helping autistic adults during this radio segment.
  • Study to Explore Early Development, Part III!  The CDC has again chosen JHSPH to lead one of the SEED research sites. We will be recruiting selected families of children ages 2 to 5 early in 2017. Learn more
  • WKC research funding winners: Congratulations to Bob Gilman, Vanya Jones, Heather Volk, Martha Brucato and Bo Park -- all of whom were awarded research funding from the Wendy Klag Center. Learn more
  • Learn a wealth of information from a new chartbook from JHSPH Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative's autism data sets. Did you know you can access data sets for your own research?
  • See videos of past WKC symposia. Talks from the 2015 "One Size Doesn't Fit All" symposium on research design are here, and a video of the entire 2013 WKC inaugural symposium is here.

The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities encompasses a broad array of research and educational goals across the fields of public health including epidemiology, health services research, developmental research, policy research, population and family dynamics and beyond.

Learn about affiliated faculty at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute -- and become a member!

See autism-related talks and presentations co-hosted or promoted by the Wendy Klag Center.


The Wendy Klag Center at IMFAR 2016

Wendy Chung

The Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities was well-represented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) May 11-14, 2016, in Baltimore.  Oral presentations, panel sessions, special interest groups, and posters were presented by faculty and students from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as Kennedy Krieger Institute-affiliated members of the WKC.  Learn More

Message from
our Director

Dr. M. Daniele Fallin discusses the Wendy Klag Center mission:
To bring together researchers and families to find answers about autism and other developmental disabilities.

Grant Funding for
Student Projects

Apply for up to $15,000 in project funding as a Wendy Klag Scholar.

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Pilot Funding
for Faculty

Full-time Bloomberg School faculty may apply for project grants of up to $50,000.

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For Families:
Join in Research

Be a hero. To your family. To all families. Find out about our enrolling studies.

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