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The Rural Outreach panel at the 2018 Autism Conference

Welcome to the
Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research

The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and 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 Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research builds upon basic research and clinical resources already available at Virginia Tech and works closely with other autism service providers to provide outreach on research findings, conduct research, and recruit participants.

The VT Autism Clinic and 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.  This informs the clinical work at the Autism Clinic, and it helps keep our focus on implementation science and our service mission. We also host 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

To learn more about our upcoming trainings, events and conferences, visit our Events page or read and click below:

September Research Conference in Northern Virginia:

5th annual Autism Research Symposium on Sept 20, 2019 in Falls Church, Virginia from 7:30am-1:30pm.

The event is free and open to the public. Your RSVP is required.  RSVP to Carey Alford at: (703) 865-6502 or  

To learn more, visit our Events page.


September Professional Training at the VT Campus:

STAMP: Stress and Anger Management Program for Children with High-Functioning ASD

Friday, September 27, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT at the VT North End Center, 300 Turner St. NW, Room 2400
Blacksburg, VA 24060 

To learn more, visit our Events page.  Please click to register or RSVP.



VTAC/CAR in the News:

WFXR Living Local: Learn about the great resources Virginia Tech has for those with autism

Autism Awareness Day, WDBJ News: Advocates aim to raise awareness about individuals with autism

Congratulations to our VTAC/CAR/MAC team for winning the Innovative Rural Award for 2019 from the Virginia State Office of Rural Health!!

Driving for an Autism Solution: Check out the Roanoke Times article on VTAC/CAR's new Mobile Autism Clinic (MAC)

Congratulations to VTAC/CAR affiliate Dr. Thomas Ollendick and his team at the VT Child Study Center for receiving a grant from the Organization for Autism Research, for their VTAC/CAR seed-funded project entitled "Modification of One-Session Phobia Treatment for Children with Autism Spectrum.” Best of luck on this exciting new project!