Research Projects


Our research strives to advance knowledge in areas that have the greatest potential to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families.  Our projects focus on understanding the biological, social, and cognitive underpinnings of autism, designing more effective and personalized interventions and supports, and developing innovative models to bridge the gap between research and practice through training and knowledge sharing. The ultimate goal of this work is to empower individuals with autism, their families, and their communities to achieve positive and meaningful outcomes.  

Autism Publications


A wealth of autism-focused research is being completed throughout the University of Virginia.

UVA Autism Research Core Services


The goal of the UVA Autism Research Core (ARC), a part of the STAR Initiative, is to facilitate autism-focused research across UVA through providing research coordination, support, recruitment, and assessment services.

Learn more here.