STAR Outreach and Training

The STAR Initiative is building and testing new ways to share up-to-date knowledge and best-practice information with the broader community.  Our approach includes sharing new scientific discoveries, resources, and evidence-based practices online. 

Outreach Partners

We are actively collaborating with schools, community agencies, healthcare and service providers, advocacy groups, and other key stakeholders across the Commonwealth. If you are interested in partnering with STAR through research, training or outreach, please email [email protected].

Outreach Projects: VA-LINKS

The goal of Virginia Autism LINKS: Leading Innovation through Navigation, Knowledge and Supports is to enhance access to evidence-based, comprehensive, coordinated, culturally competent, and family-centered care for children and youth with autism and other developmental disabilities in underserved areas of Virginia. 

Virginia Autism-LINKS


Autism Drive

The STAR initiative offers the Autism DRIVE to help navigate through the evidence-based treatments for autism.

Visit Autism DRIVE


Blue Ridge LEND

The Blue Ridge LEND aims to improve the health and well-being of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities through interdisciplinary training, technical assistance, knowledge generation, collaboration, and dissemination.

Visit Blue Ridge LEND

Presentation Archives

Visit Autism DRIVE to view archived presentations from our events, including our annual summit.