The Civitan International Research Center is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to improving lives through neurodevelopmental research and the prevention and treatment of developmental disabilities. Established in 1989, the CIRC now includes over 90 scientists, clinicians and research staff from around the globe. Dr. David Sweatt, Professor of Neuobiology, is the current director and is joined by Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Alan Percy as Medical Director. Research and clinical activities include autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, constriain therapy, Rett syndrome, Alexander's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease among others.