The Center’s newest outreach initiative is housed in a 29-foot RV that is expanding more ASD services into counties covered by the Mount Rogers Community Services Board. Regular visits to these communities by the doctoral student clinicians provide diagnostic assessments for those suspected of having Autism and offer parents and caregivers evidence-based treatment, with the goal being to empower families with additional skills on how to better support their children with Autism.
The Mobile Autism Clinic 2019 - 2020 Schedule
This fall, winter and spring, our MAC Team, with support from CA Human Services, continues to offer diagnostic assessments for those 18 months to 17 years of age who are suspected of having autism. Families whose primary residence is a county within Mount Rogers Community Services (MRCS) catchment area (Bland, Smyth, Wythe, Carroll, Grayson and Galax City) or further southwest are welcome to access services on the MAC RV.
Assessments, an in depth review of the results and education related to autism takes place once a week over a 6 week period. To learn more about being added to our wait list, leave a message at 540.231.2053 or email email@example.com and someone will get back with you within a few days.
The MAC is not offering therapy or treatment at this time. If interested in traveling to our VT Autism Clinic in Blacksburg for additional services, call 540.231.8747, leave a detailed message of what you are looking for and someone will return your call.
Help support our MAC rural outreach initiatives
Do you like what we do? We need your support to make it happen. Visit our donation page to learn how you can support our MAC initiatives.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE VTAC/CAR/MAC TEAM ON WINNING THE VIRGINIA STATE OFFICE OF RURAL HEALTH'S INNOVATIVE RURAL AWARD FOR 2019!
Read our MAC Newsletters below to better understand our time in the field.
Visit our Facebook page, the Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, for information about the MAC's location each week and other regular updates.
Learn more about the MAC by visiting the media links below.
Turning the 2004 Itasca Spirit into the
Mobile Autism Clinic:
Through a generous donation from a VT Alum and funding from the Malone Foundation, a used RV was purchased, renovated and wrapped so our team could provide services to rural communities.
The MAC in the news
April 2019 WVTF Public Radio: On the Spectrum; Get on the Bus
April 2019 Virginia Tech News: Mobile Autism Clinic Wins innovation rural award from Virginia State Office of Rural Health
April 2019 WFXR Living Local: Learn about the great resources Virginia Tech has for those with autism
Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2019 WDBJ News: Advocates aim to raise awareness about individuals with autism
February 2018 Virginia Tech News article: With traveling clinic, Virginia Tech to take autism services to rural Virginia
October 2018 American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology article: Traveling Treatments
September 2018 WDBJ7 News coverage from Galax: Virginia Tech brings autism services to rural communities
July 2018 Roanoke Times article from Galax: Driving for an Autism Solution