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VT Center for Autism Research

Merging science with service

through interventions, education, and research.

Photo credit: Brent Clark

Table with 3 sets of hands (clinicians and client) playing a game
Photo credit: Brent Clark

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

where our mission is to improve the quality of life for autistic individuals and their families through intervention, education, and research directed towards effective services.


Strengthening and supporting teens

The Virginia Tech Psychological Services Center (PSC) is starting new therapy groups for youth ages 12 to 17 who are struggling with: anxiety, depression, identity, social skills, self-esteem, loneliness, relationships, social media, and fitting in.  All groups will run March through May 2024 and will be in-person.  Learn more on this webpage.
A colorful sketch of the SAFE (Supporting Autism Friendly Environments) Space at last year's basketball game.  (mats, small tents, play tunnels and fidgets)
The SAFE (Supporting Autism Friendly Environments) Space at last year's basketball game.

Help welcome our first SAFE intern, Claire Branscome!!

Were very excited that Claire has joined our team!  Stay tuned for new and upcoming SAFE programming, which will be announced here, through our VTCAR weekly e-newletter and via our SAFE Facebook pages.
We strongly support neurodiversity and acknowledge varying preferences regarding language among self-advocates within the autism and broader community.  Please let us know your preference for identity-first (i.e., "autistic individual") or person-first language (i.e., "individual with autism/ASD") when we meet.

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