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Upcoming Event

8th Annual UCSPEDDR Research Conference

Save the Date

January 24th-25th, 2014

Hotel Oceana

202 W Cabrillo Blvd  Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Call for Abstracts!

Abstract Guidelines

For more information on our past conferences,
see our Annual Conferences page.

Conference Registration Information


Registration: $60

To register, please email ywong@education.ucsb.edu with the following information:

Full Name:
Professional or University Affiliation:
Mailing Address:
Days of Attendance (Friday and/or Saturday):
Research Interests:
Payment Method (by check via mail or by cash/check at the door):

If you wish to pay by check before the conference, please make the check payable to "UC REGENTS" and mail the payment to:

c/o Yeana Lam
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9490


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Job Posting

As of April 2nd 2013, the Koegel Autism Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to hire a half-time (50%) salaried PhD-level interventionist/supervisor, which could be expanded to full time (100%) pending receipt of new grant awards. Salary range is $50,600-59,400 (full time equivalent).

For more information click here

Research Briefs


These research briefs are a part of the UCSPEDDR mission to bring the latest research to practice. Please feel free to disseminate widely.

Research Brief 1: Can Children with Autism be Movitated to Engage in Academics?

Research Brief 2: Response-to-Intervention: Early Reading Measures


Spotlight on
Jill Locke, Ph.D.
Jill Locke

Alumni UC SPEDDR Doctoral Student Council representative, Dr. Jill Locke is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Autism Research. Dr. Locke completed her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Locke's research focuses on examining: 1) the social development of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); 2) the efficacy of targeted social skills interventions on the peer relationships and social networks of children with ASD in inclusive public school settings; and 3) the ways in which treatment gains in intervention programs are generalized and sustained over time as well as the delivery to and sustainability of evidence-based practices in community settings. Dr. Locke received a 2011 Autism Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award to examine the implementation of evidence-based social skills interventions in public school settings.

For previous "Spotlight On..." series, please see our Archives page.
Last Spotlight On...: Russell Lang, Ph.D.