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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

Summer Trainings with VTAC and CA Human Services:

Autism 101: Signs/Symptoms and Best Practices for Psychosocial Assessment and Treatment

June 6 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Provide foundational overview of:

  1. Autism spectrum disorder diagnostic criteria and history
  2. ASD associated characteristics, strengths, weaknesses
  3. Evidence-based diagnostic assessment
4. Evidence-based treatments for social skills, behavior challenges, emotion regulation
 

Register Here

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Trainers: Jennifer Bertollo and Ligia Antezana

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Cost: $150

For CSB Staff, Licensed residential or licensed day programs, please contact CA for your discounted rate.

Contacts:
Registration Questions: Nick Fields   804-355-0300
Content and Location questions” Angela Scarpa, 540-231-8747
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egc87e84c6c5a22d&llr=ng89tydab
 
 
 

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

June 13 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Overview:

  1. Describe rationale for emotional reactivity and regulation difficulties in ASD
  2. Describe evidence-base for use of cognitive behavior therapy and STAMP (a group-based parent-assisted CBT) for emotion dysregulation in children with high-functioning ASD (i.e., no verbal or cognitive impairment)
  3. Understand implementation of coping tools used in STAMP

Register Here

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Trainers:  Angela Scarpa and Ligia Antezana

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Cost: $150

CSB Staff, Licensed residential or licensed day programs, please contact CA for your discounted rate.

Contacts:
Registration Questions: Nick Fields   804-355-0300
Content and Location questions” Angela Scarpa, 540-231-8747
https://cahumanservices.org/events-calendar/stamp-stress-and-anger-management-program-for-children-with-high-functioning-asd/

 

 

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!