Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) Program is a program by the National Institutes of Health that supports large-scale interdisciplinary studies on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with the goal of determining causes and potential treatments. Our ACE Network at UVA aims to answer a question that has remained a great mystery in Autism research and diagnosis: Why are four times as many boys diagnosed with ASD than girls?
Participants in our study are able to complete assessments and questionnaires online and virtually. Click here to learn more.
Our ACE Network is Funded by
The National Institute of Mental Health, Autism Centers of Excellence Program - R01MH100028 - Multimodal Developmental Neurogenetics of Females with ASD (PI: Kevin Pelphrey, PhD)
NIH, "Parsing ASD Heterogeneity: Neuroendophenotypes of Social Attention and Sensory Responsivity" (R01MH117982, PIs: Dapretto, Mirella & Pelphrey, Kevin).
The Autism Science Foundation, "Exploring Oxytocin as a Mechanism for Sex-Related Differences in Brain Structure in Autism" (PI: Jack, Allison).
Autism Speaks Postdoctoral Fellowship award, “Transition to adulthood and factors impacting well-being in women with autism” (POID 11808) (PI: McQuaid, Goldie).