University of California, Riverside


headshot of Jan Blacher Jan Blacher Distinguished Professor of Education

Topics: Autism

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Tel: 951-827-3875

Media Contact: Tess Eyrich
Tel: (951) 827-1287


Jan Blacher is a professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and founding director of the SEARCH family autism resource center. Her vision for the SEARCH family autism resource center is based on over 25 years of research with hundreds of economically and culturally diverse families in Southern California who have children or young adults with disabilities.

On Autism

Blacher is an expert in the areas of autism, developmental disabilities, mental retardation and special education policy.