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VT Center for Autism Research

    Welcome to VTCAR
    Welcome to VTCAR

VTCAR Scientific Speaker Series

Gut micriobiomeand genetic polymorphism in inflammation of the neonate and implication in autism spectrum disorders

*Dr. Nanda Nanthakumar*

Biomedical Sciences and Pathology

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of

Veterinary Medicine

*Friday, April 18th , 2014  @ 9:00 am*


Fralin Hall

West Campus Drive

Informational Flyer

VTCAR Award Program

VTCAR is supporting a student fellow and award program. 

We are excited to announce this program to allow VTCAR faculty affiliates to fund students before the end of this fiscal year. We can fund several projects, but we will also choose one student to be the first VTCAR Fellow of the Year. We hope to make this an annual program.

The competition is open to a faculty/student team, consisting of a VTCAR faculty affiliate and an associated graduate or undergraduate student. The project must be consistent with the mission of VTCAR, but the scope of projects and use of funds is left up to the faculty/student team. 

Deadline for proposals is 5pm on April 25, 2014. Any questions can be sent to Dr. Scarpa at

Additional information regarding the award can be found here

New Research Project

We are enrolling adults (age 18 and up) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate in a research project about self-care and self-harm behaviors. The study involves completing an anonymous online survey, which should take approximately 45 minutes. All participants will receive a $10 gift card for completing the survey. This project, supervised by Susan White, Ph.D., has been approved for data collection by Virginia Tech’s institutional review board. Please visit or call 540-231-6744 if you would like more information about the study.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

VTCAR Monthly 'Meet and Greet'

2:00-3:00 on the first Thursday of every month in the Spring Semester 2014

(February 6, March 6, April 3, May 2)

CSC Conference Room; Collegiate Square, Suite 207

Come meet new and current VTCAR affiliates.  Discuss ongoing research and potential collaborations.

Coffee and Donuts provided!

VTAC Outreach Conference

Friday April 11, 2014 9:00-3:00 pm

Visit News and Updates page for additional information.


The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC) Cookbook is NOW ON SALE!

Visit our News and Updates page for more information on how you can bring home your copy!

In need of an ASD assessment?

VTCAR offers various Assessment Options.  Please visit our Assessments page for additional information.

*We are especially looking for children and adults who are interested in completing an ADOS-2 with one of our trainees.  You will receive a full clinical summary of the ADOS-2 as a result of participating in this training with us. Contact us for additional information and available appointments.

The VTAC/VTCAR Autism Research Registry

VTCAR is looking for individuals to be a part of the VTCAR Autism Research Registry .  The Registry serves as a database for VTCAR researchers that can be used for participant recruitment.  If you are interested in being contacted for participation in our research, please complete the Registry survey.

Contact Information

Address: 460 Turner Street, Clinical Science Suite (Suite 203), Blacksburg VA
Phone: 540-231-8747

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