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UNC-Chapel Hill has long been one of the world’s premier autism research universities, and now its expertise and leading research programs will fall under one virtual roof at the UNC Autism Research Center.

The goal of the new center is to accelerate the creation of more effective, personalized treatments and interventions for the millions of people with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan.

“This new center gives us the opportunity to work with basic scientists and clinical researchers on a much deeper level to pursue more targeted and effective interventions,” said Laura Klinger, director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program. “Collaborative research will help us understand which interventions work for which individual with autism at which point in their lifespan. Already, we use what our researchers discover to help people with autism, families, and teachers. The center will expedite this.”

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