The Autism & Developmental Disorders Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC) is a research platform of specialized child psychiatry hospital units that serve children and adolescents with autism and developmental disorders.

Each year, more than 1,000 children and adolescents with autism and serious behavioral disturbance are admitted to the five specialized psychiatric hospital units that comprise the network. The patient population is heavily weighted toward individuals severely affected by autism. The goal is to develop a comprehensive registry of clinical and biological data on severely affected children and adolescents with autism. We are investigating the dimensions of expressive language ability, emotional regulation, psychiatric co-morbidity, aggression, self-injurious behavior and intelligence, and the relationships among these critical factors.

TREATMENT OPTIONS: If you are looking for information about possible treatment options for your child, please click on the “Research Sites” tab below and click on the hospital to learn more about the specialized hospital unit

For more information about our participating centers, please see the Research Sites tab below.