To address the needs of our diverse community, the Texas Center for Disability Studies conducts research on a variety of topics, including education and early intervention, mental health, and transition to adulthood.



  • The ASPEN Program is a parent-mediated intervention that is designed to provide information and empower parents of young children with developmental delays.

Autism Consortium of Texas

  • The purpose of the autism consortium is to network and foster autism-related research and program collaborations at the University of Texas at Austin and in the Central Texas area. 

Experiences of Texans with Disabilities with COVID-19 Vaccines

  • The purpose of the study is to learn about the perceptions and experiences of Texans with disabilities related to COVID-19 vaccination, through collaboration with our state-wide partners and community stakeholders. 


  • The Parents and Children Setting Goals Together (PACT) provided training to parents/caregivers of children with autism, ages 3-22, on Applied Behavior Analysis and Transition to Adulthood.


  • PODER plans to conduct three studies that examine health and obesity among Latino children and adolescents with IDD, and develop and test an intervention for Latino children and adolescents with IDD and their families to promote healthy lifestyles