The Curry School envisions combining all of these resources to create a UVA Center for Autism, positioning UVA as a national leader in autism research, coordinated care, and teacher and clinical professional preparation. Curry will leverage its existing relationships with schools, its education and clinical expertise, and its experience with field-based and applied research to develop a comprehensive, community-focused autism center. With the capacity to facilitate external partnerships, both regionally and nationally, the center will also make the most of research and treatment breakthroughs. The University of Virginia is poised to develop national models of care while providing the highest level of resources to Virginia families.
Two phases will lead to the creation of this UVA Center for Autism.