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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

Events and Announcements

VTAC/CAR in the News:

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

- Learn more about the MAC by visiting the "MORE" link above!

- 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! 


The 7th Annual VT Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research (VTAC/CAR) VT Autism Conference will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on April 26, 2019. Special guest speakers include Dr. Amy Drahota from Michigan State University and self-advocate Sam Leckrone. Dr. Darhota will speak about her research on “Accessing Community Treatments for ASD.” We will have multiple research talks on topics relevant across the lifespan for ASD as well as three workshops on Psychopharmacology, the I’m Determined program, and Financial Needs planning. We are excited to offer this conference and hope to see you there. Details are attached and Registration can be completed online at: