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About the Collaborative:

The Autism Collaborative was created by UVM scientists and health care providers who have decided to unite their research and practice efforts. We believe that health care should focus on the family, otherwise known as family-centered care. We believe that care should concentrate on the quality of life and community inclusion of those living with autism and their caregivers. We wholeheartedly believe that our goals will be achieved through interdisciplinary practice, which translates to multiple health care providers from many different backgrounds working together to achieve the same goals.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving quality of life for people with autism. We strive to collaborate across disciplines and involve all stakeholders, especially those with autism, their families, and friends.


Current Projects:

  • Planning a stakeholder event
  • Creating a checklist containing advice from families and self-advocates regarding autism research design
  • Research contact list
  • Play group
  • Video modeling resources
  • Several research projects by various members
  • Grant submissions
  • Newsletters
  • Website