University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

SEARCH Fellows Scholarship Fund

SEARCH Fellows Scholarship Fund


Graduate School of Education D01000


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

SEARCH is a research center in response to the dramatic increase of autism cases in California.

Education Professor Jan Blacher, Ph.D., led the effort to establish SEARCH as a means to provide diagnostic and educational services for families, as well as research opportunities for graduate students and faculty at UCR.

SEARCH seeks to meet the following goals during its initial start-up period (first 3 years):

To become the educational resource for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Inland Empire, and throughout California;
To meet the needs of all families, but especially underserved families, including low income and Spanish-speaking families;
To provide family-friendly educational services;
To educate the educators (e.g., county, school district and private school staff) and service providers (e.g., regional center personnel) in evidence-based treatments for autism, and appropriate education for children and adolescents with Asperger syndrome.
SEARCH is the first UC center to serve families struggling with autism, spectrum disorder, and Asperger's Syndrome. It seeks to provide families of all income levels and backgrounds with support, education, advocacy and resources.

The large population of Spanish-speaking and low-income residents in the Riverside and San Bernardino areas provide a "living laboratory" for research on the growing impact of autism.

Visit our website at WWW.SEARCHCENTER.UCR.EDU

Feel free to email the SEARCH Center at searchcenter(at)

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Sproul Hall, Room 1365
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-5802

Selection and Guidelines:

To support UCR's SEARCH Fellows who conduct research and do outreach activities at SEARCH.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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