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WHY: This Registry serves as a database that can be used for participant recruitment. 

WHO: Those who are interested in being contacted about ASD related studies at Virginia Tech may complete this Registry.

CONTACT: If you have questions, please email or call 540-231-8747. 

If you are interested in being a part of the VTCAR Registry and contacted for future studies, please visit this site and complete the survey.

The purpose of this study is to address disparities in access to ASD evidence-based services by targeting rurality as a social determinant of health in southwest Virginia.  We currently offer free autism assessments to children (ages 1.5 through 17 years) and psychoeducation to their parents through the Mobile Autism Clinic, a renovated RV.  This includes a gold standard ASD assessment and a full report provided to the family.  The goals of this study are to provide evidence-based assessments and knowledge about ASD that are both affordable and geographically accessible.

CONTACT: Please email our MAC coordinator at or call 540-231-2053.

This study is interested in the treatment of specific phobias for children and adolescents (ages 7-16) with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants can earn up to $300 when they complete the full treatment and follow-up sessions.

CONTACT:  Please email our clinicians at or call 540-231-8276.