Eastern Michigan University and the Autism Collaborative Center are interested in interventions that are supported by research evidence and represent the best known practices in the field of autism. Because there are a wide range of purported strategies for use in evaluating and treating autism spectrum disorders, the ACC helps guide families and individuals in determining the most appropriate interventions that have been shown to be beneficial and cost-effective.
Our center offers many opportunities for expanding the understanding of ASD and determining effective interventions through its research endeavors. Families and individuals are often willing to participate in ongoing research projects that may be beneficial for persons with autism. Flyers and announcements of ongoing research projects are often posted for persons who may wish to enroll in an investigation.
A Research Proposal Review Committee examines all research proposed to involve either ACC participants or the ACC facility. ACC participants include those receiving services and their families. The Committee determines if the proposed research is consistent with the values, mission, and vision of the ACC, its research priorities, and resources and assures the protection of research participants. The ACC research committee operates under the direction of the Eastern Michigan University Human Subjects Review Committee (UHSRC). Researchers may submit proposals, using the available application, and must have a sponsor affiliated with EMU and the ACC to support and facilitate their efforts.