About Us

The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers comprehensive assessment and care for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and scientists apply genetics, molecular biology, model systems, neuroimaging, and experimental therapeutics to better understand the causes of autism spectrum disorder, to develop novel treatments, and to provide optimal care for our patients. Families have the opportunity to participate in a variety of research studies including behavioral and neuroimaging studies as well as clinical trials.


Thanks to cutting-edge molecular genetic, neurobiological, and clinical resources, we continue to make breakthroughs in the field of autism spectrum disorder. Our Genetics Program, which combines molecular genetics, functional genetics, and clinical genetics, continues to drive gene discovery in autism spectrum disorder. The Clinical Research Program provides state-of-the-art genetic evaluations, as well as “gold standard” diagnostic and cognitive assessments for all patients participating in our studies.

Clinical Services

The Clinical Program offers diagnostic, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological evaluations, as well as psychotherapy, social skills groups, and medication management for patients and families.

Outreach and Education

In addition to publishing research reports, we share summaries of all of our findings with clinicians, scientists, and the public through our outreach and educational efforts.