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

Next Speaker Series: April 21st 


VTCAR in the News:

Congrats to Dr. Angela Scarpa and Reina Factor on their publication and recognition by VT News! Click here to see more on their study titled, "Does the Presence of Anxiety and ADHD Symptoms Add to Social Impairment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?"

Safe Event: April 29th

The last Bros United event until Fall has been rescheduled due to the weather. The new date is April 29th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the new location is this field behind the Blacksburg Aquatic Center. Go to the Municipal Park Map below and they will be set up at Shelter 7 next to the tennis courts. GPS is a little strange for this location, so the address for the Aquatic Center is 625 Patrick Henry Drive. If you have any questions, please contact Chris West at wchris5@vt.edu


VTCAR Student Research 

Attention Graduate Students: 

Please find attached an announcement for the Hulick Serving Spirit Award, which funds a continuing outstanding Graduate Student in the disabilities field.  The award is intended to support 2 years of professional and academic training of a graduate student seeking to pursue a service or research career that will positively impact special needs populations and their families.  This award is targeted to those graduate students whose proposed work is affiliated with VTCAR and are pursuing a service or research career related to special needs.  The deadline to apply is April 21, 2017. 



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