In 2015, Prof. Menashe and his colleagues from Ben Gurion University (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC) established the Negev Autism Center with the goal to understand the underlying biology of autism and utilize this understanding to develop new therapies and technological aids. To this end, we collect longitudinal clinical, behavioral, and biological data from all children who are diagnosed with autism at SUMC. These data are stored in a comprehensive database that is used for wide variety of scientific and clinical studies of autism.


In 2019, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Israel, gave us the mandate to become the National Autism Center of Israel. This means that we are expanding our database by including data from other autism centers in Israel while strengthening the clinical and scientific partnership that we have formed at the center.

To read more about the National Autism Center of Israel, please click here