Kirby Deater-Deckard study on parenting and brave wave funtion

Resources and Support

SAFE - Supporting Autism Friendly Environments 


Partners in Autism Learning and Service (PALS) consists of community organizations that are interesting in furthering autism research.  If you'd like to become a VTCAR PALS, contact Angela Scarpa at


Our current PALS are:

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Mount Rogers Community Service Board

NRV Community Services

Partnership for People with Disabilities (VCU)

Science Museum of Western Virginia

Get Involved

If you are interested in being a part of VTCAR or volunteering to work on one of the research studies associated with VTCAR, please fill out the link listed below and be in contact with Dr. Angela Scarpa at

Volunteer Survey