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Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities

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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.

In Memoriam

Mourning Wendy Klag Center Associate Director Li-Ching Lee, PhD

Li-Ching LeeDr. Li-Ching Lee died of breast cancer May 20, 2021, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 54. Li-Ching was an associate director of the Wendy Klag Center, with a focus on global autism research.  She was an exceptional researcher, mentor, instructor, and friend. Her work on autism spectrum disorder prevalence, measurement, and epidemiology made a huge impact on the field, addressing critical issues in the United States and across the globe.  During her research career, she authored over 100 journal publications with colleagues and students around the world.

The Wendy Klag Center plans a memorial event in spring 2022, with the date to be announced later.

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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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