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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 individuals with autism and their families through intervention, education, and research directed towards effective treatments and supports.


The Mobile Autism Clinic RV driving in front of the courthouse in downtown Marion, Virginia.

We're excited to share our recent story and short video from the VT News about our work on the Mobile Autism Clinic.

VTAC/CAR is thrilled to be a regional finalist for the Kellogg Foundation award and will compete nationally for the Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award this fall!!

Together we can continue to merge science with service.

Your financial support is critical to the success of the VT Autism Clinic, including our mobile services. Contributions from our alumni, families, and friends help rural communities access critical, affordable services.


3 sets of hands playing games on a table
Graduate student clinician working with a young client on the Mobile Autism Clinic in the Mount Rogers Community Services catchment area.
Palm of hand holding puzzle piece designed ribbon pin

Expanding our reach.

The COVID-19 pandemic parked the Mobile Autism Clinic that a small group of Virginia Tech faculty and graduate students had been using to provide services and support to families of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. But members of that group remained undaunted and found a new way to deliver services to an underserved population in far Southwest Virginia.
The VT Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research is grounded in Virginia Tech's Principles of Community, "we reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We take individual and collective responsibility for helping to eliminate bias and discrimination and for increasing our own understanding of these issues through education, training, and interaction with others.” VTAC/CAR publicly condemns systemic and institutional racism and the continued senseless acts of race-based violence.