In The News

Our ASPIRE team recently published two new articles, titled “Helping Educational Leaders Mobilize Evidence (HELM): The iterative redesign of the Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation (LOCI) intervention for use in schools" and “Redesigning an Autism Evidence-Based Practice Adoption and Decision-Making Implementation Toolkit for Middle and High Schools.” Check them out!

Project Highlights

The Preparing Teachers and Paraeducators for the Successful Inclusion of Autistic Children project is currently underway and now recruiting school districts. Learn more about the status of this research project and others here.

Recent Publications

SMART has confirmed via a meta-analysis that schools are where the highest rate of youth get their mental health services. Come check out this publication and others by SMART center faculty!



The overarching mission of the School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center is to promote high-quality, culturally-responsive programs, practices, and policies to meet the full range of social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) needs of students in both general and special education contexts.

The Center represents a transdisciplinary collaboration between faculty in the College of Education (CoE) and the School of Medicine (SoM; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) at the University of Washington. (more)