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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.



Gifts of any size can have a profound impact on clients, their families and our next generation of Clinical Psychologists.


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.
The Mobile Autism Clinic RV parked in the lot of the Blacksburg Library.  Two student clinicians stitting outside of it.

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 was thrilled to be one of four regional finalists for the Kellogg Foundation award this fall!!
More recently, we held Open Houses on the MAC and Steven White, VT Daily Doodler, sketched this great piece!
VTAC/CAR stands in solidarity with Black/African American and Asian/Asian-American individuals, families, and community members. We strongly affirm the Virginia Tech Principles of Community and condemn hate and oppression in any form. We recognize that the experience of racial discrimination affects many members of our community. We recognize that psychological distress may arise including vicarious trauma, racial trauma, concerns about community violence and discrimination on the basis of race, feelings of isolation, and disempowerment, among other distressing psychological concerns. For those affected by these experiences, we encourage seeking support and services, which may be accessed by contacting the Psychological Services Center at 540-231-6914.
We also 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.