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The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic in the Psychology Department of Virginia Tech, opened in the Fall of 2005 to provide clinical services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families in the surrounding New River Valley. Our vision for this facility began in the Fall of 2004, as the Virginia Tech Autism Research Group met to discuss the available services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the New River Valley, a largely rural area. Through an extensive survey assessing existing services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, it was brought to the attention of the group that many parents were concerned about both the availability and quality of services they were receiving. We invite you to explore our website and contact us with any questions or concerns.
- Dr. Angela Scarpa, VTAC Founder & Co-Director and
Dr. Susan White, VTAC Co-Director
Dr. Angela Scarpa and Dr. Susan White, Co-Directors of VTAC
With this approach, the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic seeks to provide cutting edge clinical services based on evidence-based treatment strategies, to increase knowledge and awareness about autism among the professional community and general public, and to conduct quality research.
Last week in August - First week in December 2014
14 weekly, 90-minute groups
Virginia Tech Autism Clinic
3110 Prices Fork Road (across from Blacksburg Middle School)
Teens age 12-18 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their parents
*PEERS® is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.
*During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities.
*Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen's social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Cost: $150 total (all sessions included; sliding scale lowers cost based on family's need)
For More Information:
A big thank you to all who were able to attend our first annual outreach conference! Please find a copy of the schedule of events here as well as the following presentations available for download below.
"Social Skills in Autism Spectrum Disorder" presented by Dr. Susan White
***Presentation unavailable for download: For additional information on this topic, please email email@example.com.
"Support for Siblings with ASD" presented by Marika Coffman & Tyler Hassenfeldt
***Presentation unavailable for download: For additional information on this topic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
"Tackling Anger and Anxiety in Children with ASD" presented by Jill Lorenzi & Deanna Swain
"Developing Social Skills in Teens & Young Adults with ASD" presented by Caitlin Conner & Haley Gordon
Hands-On Afternoon Presentation
“Assistive Technology Solutions for Children with ASD" presented by Royce Jacoman & TTAC staff
***Click here to learn more about the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)
"Services for Adults with ASD: A Guide for Professionals on Law and Policy" presented by Rebecca Elias
***Presentation unavailable for download: For additional information on this topic, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Anxiety & Depression in Individuals with ASD" presented by Brenna Maddox
Please feel free to email email@example.com with questions concerning the 2014 VTAC Outreach Conference.
Please join us for our Adults with ASD support group. We meet 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30pm-8pm at the Child Study Center (460 Turner St. Suite 207, Blacksburg, VA 24060). Families also welcome to attend!
For more info, contact: Caitlin Conner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
VTCAR (founded in 2012) is our research center partner. Please check out our Research page for more information!
VTAC seeks to provide cutting edge clinical services, increase knowledge and awareness, and to conduct quality research.
Virginia Tech Autism Clinic
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