College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Psychology

Research lab: Jason Wolff


  • Early brain and behavioral development in children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Restricted and repetitive behaviors associated with autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Identifying neurodevelopmental moderators of response to early intervention
  • Integrating neuroscience with special education research

Quote from Jason Wolff

Jason Wolff

Development is a key aspect of early-emerging developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder. Better understanding how such disabilities unfold early in life —both in terms of brain and behavior—offers the strong potential to inform new approaches to intervention and prevention.

Recent publications

Wolff, J.J., Gerig, G., Lewis, J.D., Soda, T., Styner, M.A., … Piven, J. (2015). Altered corpus callosum morphology associated with autism over the first 2 years of life. Brain, 138, 2046-58.

Elson, J.T., Wolff, J.J., Bodfish, J.W., Reznick, J.S., Estes, A.M., Hazlett, H.C., Paterson, S.J., Zwaigenbaum, L., & Piven, J. (2014). Repetitive behavior in 12-month-olds later classified with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 53, 121.

Wolff, J.J., Botteron, K.A. Elison, J.T., Estes, A.M., Gu, H., … Piven, J. (2014). Longitudinal patterns of repetitive behavior in toddlers with and without autism. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 55, 945-953.

Wolff, J.J., & Piven, J. (2014). Accelerating progress in autism through developmental research. Nature Reviews Neurology, 10, 431-432.

Wolff, J.J., Hazlett, H.C., Lightbody, A.A., Reiss, A.L., & Piven, J. (2013). Repetitive and self-injurious behavior: associations with caudate volume in autism and fragile X syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5, 12.