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
Patrick County Autism Conference
The Patrick County Office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will be hosting an Autism Conference on July 29, 2016 that will feature Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Angela Scarpa and one other autism expert.
Although ticket sales for this event has ended, more details can be found here.
VTCAR Affiliates win ISCE Summer Scholar Awards
The pairs of Julie Dunsmore and Tom Ollendick, and Julie Dunsmore and Martha Ann Bell received two Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (ISCE) Summer Scholars Awards
Please read more about our VTCAR Affiliates and their honorable recognition, here.
VTCAR Student Affiliate Presents Research Featured on VT News
Zoe Waddell's work as a Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) was presented today at the Annual SURF Symposium.:
You can read more about the SURF program, and Zoe's poster presentation, here.
You can read more about Zoe's work at VTCAR; studying physiological stress reactions of moms who parent children on the ASD spectrum, on the VT News website here.
Autism in Love Screening at the Moss Arts Center
Join VTCAR for a special, one-night-only, screening of "Autism in Love" on Tuesday September 6. 2016 at 7:30pm!
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.