Welcome to the
Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research was established in the College of Science to promote collaborative research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related conditions from multiple disciplinary perspectives. The VT Center for Autism Research builds upon basic research and clinical resources already available at Virginia Tech and works closely with the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and other autism service providers to provide outreach on research findings, conduct research, and recruit participants.

The VT Center for Autism Research has a mission of merging science and service.  We incorporate the Virginia Tech motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by serving the rural Appalachian community around us.  Our autism research incorporates an implementation science framework to ensure that evidence-based autism treatments are employed where possible.  The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research hosts an annual autism research conference every spring to share our research with the larger community.  If you are interested in our research science or our services, please feel free to contact us.

The Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research partners closely with the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic.  Our autism research informs the clinical work at the Autism Clinic, and the clinic helps keep our focus on implementation science and our service mission.

Events and Announcements

 

VTCAR Student and Faculty Awards Announcement

 

VTCAR is excited to announce that applications for the VTCAR Seed Award for Research Development and the VTCAR Student Fellow and Award Program are now being accepted!  The VTCAR Seed Award is for faculty affiliates of VTCAR. The VTCAR Student Fellow and Award Program is for graduate or undergraduate students working with a VTCAR faculty affiliate. More information about each award is below.

VTCAR Seed Award for Research Development

Proposals are welcome from VTCAR faculty affiliates in all departments, centers, and programs at Virginia Tech and must address at least one of VTCAR’s core research areas of biomedical and imaging, technology, education, and clinical translational research related to ASD. Please email Angela Scarpa at ascarpa@vt.edu for further information.

VTCAR Student Fellow and Award Program
The program’s purpose is to provide support for a graduate or undergraduate student on research that is consistent with the mission of the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research (VTCAR). Multiple projects may be funded, but we will only choose one student to be the VTCAR Fellow of the Year. The project must be consistent with the mission of VTCAR, but the scope of projects and use of the funds is left up to the faculty/student team. Please email Angela Scarpa at ascarpa@vt.edu for further information.

Deadline for proposals for both awards is September 1st at 5pm sent to Angela Scarpa at ascarpa@vt.edu.  For questions regarding the awards please contact Angela Scarpa at ascarpa@vt.edu.

VTCAR in the News:

VTCAR would like to congratulate Susan White on her accomplishment of publishing an article in the "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders." The article is titled Development of a College Transition and Support Program for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Check it out here! 

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-017-3236-8

 

First Fall Speaker Series: September 1st

 

2017 Autism Research Symposium


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