Welcome to the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research

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

Events and Announcements


Speaker Series November 18th

VTCAR presents speaker Dr. Gabriel Ditcher. Dr. Ditcher is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At this conference, he will be presenting his research on "Reward Processing in Autism."

2017 VTCAR/VTAC Annual Conference March 30th-31st 

Faculty, students, affiliates, and community are invited to attend the fourth annual Autism Conference, sponsored by the Virgina Tech Center for Autism Research (VTCAR) and the VT Autism Clinic (VTAC). The annual conference will aim to present research that aligns with its core focus areas: Biomedical and Imaging, Technology, Education, and Clinical Translational. The theme for this years conference will be Advocacy. 


SAFE Hour at Hokie Bug Fest 2016

Join VTCAR for a SAFE Hour at Hokie Bug Fest on October 15th, 2016 at The Inn at Virginia Tech!

More information about Bug Fest 2016 can be found here.

2017 VTCAR Awards 


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