Curry Autism Spectrum Services (CASS)

A variety of services are offered to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, and are part of the Curry School’s larger efforts to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families through interdisciplinary research, training, services, and outreach.  Read more about the Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR).


Autism Assessment Clinic: psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for adults, adolescents, and children ages 7 or older.

Referral questions addressed include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • Cognitive, academic, behavioral, or emotional assessment for treatment planning for individuals who have previously been diagnosed with ASD.


CARE Clinic (Collaborative Autism Resources and Evaluation)

  • Comprehensive interdisciplinary autism evaluations, including speech-language, psychology, and medical assessments. Audiological assessment is included as needed.

  • A part of the Curry School of Education’s STAR initiative, the CARE clinic serves as a training clinic for graduate students and fellows, who are closely supervised by UVA faculty in speech language pathology, psychology, and developmental behavioral pediatrics.

  • Referrals to this clinic are made directly from UVA developmental behavioral pediatrics.


Autism Therapy Services: Parent training for managing challenging behavior and/or increasing adaptive skills (toileting, sleep, etc.)

Individual therapy for children, adolescents, or young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Possible areas to be addressed in therapy include:

  • Social skills

  • Attention and organization

  • Emotional regulation

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Daily living skills

Group-based intervention: Coming soon!