UVM Autism Collaborative: a trio of photos. First a Black woman joyfully calls on a student in her class; next, a pre-teen boy enjoys his over-ear headphones in the woods, eyes closed and head thrown back; finally, a white woman in her mid-twenties with long dark hair and glasses, sits in bed looking intently at her laptop while cradling a cup of tea in her hands.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for autistics.

The UVM Autism Collaborative is a group of autistic and non-autistic family members, caregivers, researchers, clinicians and autistic adults working together to improve the quality of life for autistic people everywhere.


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  • More about the UVM Autism Collaborative

    Speaker-only version | ASL-interpreted version

    Collaborative co-director Liliane Savard explains who the UVM Autism Collaborative is, as well as talking about some of our goals and activities.

    • The UVM Autism Collaborative believes that health care should be autistic-centered.
    • We believe that care should concentrate on the quality of life and community inclusion of autistics and their caregivers.
    • We wholeheartedly believe that our goals will be achieved through engagement and partnership with autistics, along with interdisciplinary practice. "Interdisciplinary practice" translates to multiple health care providers from many different backgrounds working together to achieve the same goals.