INITIATIVES

Campus Neurodiversity Initiative

This campus initiative encompasses all activites with the goal of creating are more inclusive campus to neurodiverse students.  This effort involves multiple entities and departments on campus including the Bruin Resource Center (BRC), Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), Residential Life, PEERS, and student organizations such as UCLA All Brains and SCOPE.

UCLA All Brains

Inspired by their peers and their community, two students and their faculty advisor saw the need for an inclusive, safe space for the neurodiverse students at UCLA. A town hall was held and feedback from neurodiverse students recognized that while there were many academic resources for them, there were little to none social resources. All Brains was formed as a dedicated program to provide social events, workshops for professional faculty/students, and peer mentorships. With neurodiversity as a relatively new concept, All Brains was eager to spread awareness to the rest of UCLA and was even more determined to make the Bruin community a larger and more respected place for students of all kinds. 

Immigrant Youth Task Force
IYTF

The Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA was created in 2019 to advance research, advocacy, policy, inter-campus collaboration, and community engagement to promote the well-being of immigrant youth and families in Los Angeles County and beyond.

https://iytf.psych.ucla.edu/ 

Campus Anti-Vaping Initiative

The Campus Anti-Vaping Initiative is led by interested students in SCOPE, an undergraduate organization with various arms participating in public health efforts. The goal of this initiative is to increase knowledge campus-wide on the adverse effects of vaping, and provide strategies to decrease unhealthy habits by assessing and addressing current campus policies.

UCLA Advocacy Collaborative
U-ACT

This advocacy collaborative is lead by UCLA Medicine-Pediatrics faculty and residents.  Stay tuned for more to come.

RESEARCH Projects

Adulting Course

This adulting course will be piloted in SPRING 2020, and is a research intervention conducted as part of the Life Course Intervention Research Network (LCI-RN).

Autism Transition Research Project
ATRP

Each study will address aims specific to a particular subpopulation, developmental stage and/or service system. For each study we include a focused statement of the related research gap, specific aims, a brief overview of deliverables and a concise statement of how the study responds to the research gap and links to improving health and wellbeing and/or service delivery.

Health Care Transition
Research Network
HCT-RN

The Health Care Transitions Research Network (HCT-RN) for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) aims to increase our overall understanding of the multivariate factors (i.e., on the individual, family, community, health system, and policy levels) influencing population-level measures of life course outcomes for individuals with ASD.

http://www.autismtransitionnetwork.net/