Shattuck conducts innovative research that informs advocacy, policy
making, and service design for people with developmental disabilities
and special health care needs. Most of his current work is aimed at
understanding patterns of service use and the factors that influence
outcomes among youth with autism as they leave high school and
transition to young adulthood.
Shattuck’s work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental
Health, Autism Speaks, and the Organization for Autism Research. His
research publications have appeared in high-impact scientific journals
including Pediatrics, Psychiatric Services, the Archives of Pediatrics
and Adolescent Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and the
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He
has also written op-ed pieces that have appeared in leading newspapers
including the New York Times.
In 2009 Shattuck’s study on the age of diagnosis among children with
autism was recognized as one of the most important autism studies of the
year by both Autism Speaks and the Federal Interagency Autism
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