Treatment Outcomes Research in Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism:
Sequencing for Maximizing Acquisition and Response to Treatment (SMART)

MaryLouise Kerwin, PhD BCBA-D, Principal Investigator
Michelle Ennis Soreth, PhD, BCBA-D, Co-Investigator

SMART is a grant-funded project examining center-based ABA intervention for preschool children diagnosed with autism.

This clinical research is funded in part by the New Jersey Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism, New Jersey Department of Health.

We are currently recruiting participants for SMART.

Children between the ages of 2-5 years with a co‑firmed diagnosis of autism are eligible for this project. If your child is eligible to participate in this study, your child will receive:

  • 90 minute treatment sessions, at least 3 times each week for 4 months
  • All sessions are held on Rowan University’s main campus in Glassboro, New Jersey.
  • All sessions are free of charge
  • Children will participate in 3 assessments over the time span of 4 months at Rowan University in addition to treatment sessions.
  • Parents will be compensated for time and effort completing the 3 assessments.
  • Sessions are offered in addition to any other services your child currently receives.
  • Sessions are scheduled at your convenience and availability.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at:

We are also seeking dedicated undergraduate and graduate student research assistants for this project. Please email if you are interested.