Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR): Transforming autism research, training and care -- improving lives via Open Science


"ACAR's strength comes from the diversity of clinical and research expertise - working together to advance our understanding of autism and improve care for our patients and the global autism community."

- Guy Rouleau
Director of The Neuro and ACAR

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"The future of our world is in our children. Understanding how the brain develops is key to finding treatments and breakthroughs in neurodevelopmental disorders, and key to our future, society and world."

- Naomi Azrieli
CEO and Chair, Azrieli Foundation

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"ACAR is fast becoming the pinnacle of autism research, certainly in Canada. The people working at the Centre, besides being top-notch scientists, are also wonderful human beings. Watching them interact with our son is quite special and important."

- Nicholas Katalifos
ACAR parent representative

"ACAR brings fundamental and clinical research together with gold-standard clinical care for autistic patients and their families."

- Stefano Stifani
Associate Director, Fundamental Research, ACAR

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The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) is a state-of-the-art research centre that transforms research, training and care to improve quality of life for autistic people and their families.  


About ACAR

Meet the team, members and partners bringing ACAR's mission to life

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ACAR Research

Research innovation and integrated care with families at the centre


Latest Stories

The latest on autism research and care at ACAR, The Neuro and beyond

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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