The Center is located in rural Southwest Virginia and nestled in Central Appalachia, a region that is lower than the national average in terms of specialty care providers, including mental health care.  We serve diverse clientele during daytime hours, evenings and weekends. Virginia Tech faculty and doctoral level graduate students merge science and service with evidence-based ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) assessment and intervention approaches, which improves access to critical ASD services in underserved communities.  The Center aims to provide a variety of outreach initiatives to more isolated, mountainous, and resource-poor areas through partnerships with local community agencies and stakeholders.