The Center’s newest outreach initiative is housed in a 29-foot RV that is expanding more ASD services into several rural counties in southwest Virginia.  The MAC Team has installed AV equipment and renovated space to conduct parent/family mediated interventions for ASD.  Regular visits to these communities by the graduate student clinicians will provide 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.  Clinicians also offer diagnostic assessments for those suspected of having Autism.  For more information, contact Jen Scott, the MAC Rural Outreach Coordinator, at 540.231.2053 or email autism@vt.edu.

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The Mobile Autism Clinic Winter 2019 Schedule

Our MAC Team continues to alternate between the MRCSB Fernwood Counseling Center in Galax and the MRCSB Riverchase Center in Marion on Fridays afternoons, by appointment only.

Call 540.231.2053 or email autism@vt.edu for more information or to schedule an appointment for either therapeutic services or a diagnostic evaluation (for those suspected of having Autism).

Marion Dates                                                                                                              MRCSB Riverchase Center at 121 Broad Street:                                                    January 11                                                                                                                            January 25                                                                                                                   February 15                                                                                                                           March 1

Galax dates                                                                                                                            MRCSB Fernwood Center at 6999 Carrollton Pike:                                                       January 18                                                                                                                            February 1                                                                                                                             February 22                                                                                                                              March 8

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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. 

2004 Itasca Spirit....before.
The wrapping process. Thank you Sign Spot and VT Fleet Services!
The Mobile Autism Clinic...after!
The back bedroom transformed into a meeting space.

MAC in the news

October 2018 American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology article: Traveling Treatments

September 2018 WDBJ7 coverage from Galax: Virginia Tech brings autism services to rural communities

July 2018 Roanoke Times article from Galax: Driving for an Autism Solution