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California State University Fullerton
Center for Autism Applied Developmental Core

CAS Family Research Lab

The Child & Adolescent Studies Family Research Lab, co-led by Drs. Baker and Fenning, currently conducts all research for the Applied Developmental Core. In addition to several studies focusing on autism, we also conduct research on other developmental disabilities and on other forms of child and family risk.

Lab Staff


Dr. Jason K. Baker, Child & Adolescent Studies
Dr. Rachel M. Fenning, Child & Adolescent Studies
Dr. Sasha Zeedyk, Child & Adolescent Studies

Graduate Student Intern:

Hillary Schiltz, M.S.

Graduate Students:

Jasmin Alostaz (Psychology)
Cherlene Gutierrez (Psychology)

Lab Coordinator/Research Staff:

Joshua Le, B.A.

Senior Staff Research Assistants

Sarah Fabian, B.A.

Senior Student Research Assistants

Dannie Ma
Nadia Masri
Ryan Nadler
Kamryn Sanchez
Vivian Wong
Jessica Youssef

Student/Staff Research Assistants

Allegra Christianscher
Lab Staff

If you are a student interested in becoming involved in research, please visit the Student Involvment page.