Transforming autism care by providing services across the lifespan through a fully integrated clinical research model
A Unique Interdisciplinary Approach
The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research Clinic (ACAR Clinic) follows a fully integrated clinical research model, wherein clinical data helps to advance research, and research informs clinical decision-making.
"Research is integrated into existing clinical care services so that families can access the research and have it feed back into their care in a tailored and accessible way.
Our goal is for families to come into a warm and inviting atmosphere and participate in a research experience with familiar faces." – Julie Scorah, Director of the ACAR Clinic
Specialized Care - From Childhood into Adulthood
The ACAR Clinic fills a critical need for understanding and caring for autistic individuals at every stage of development, from childhood into adulthood:
- The clinic serves youth (15 to 18 years) and adults at its main facility located at The Neuro.
- ACAR's satellite clinic at the Montreal Children’s Hospital serves pediatric patients.
- Those in need of complementary mental health services benefit from our affiliation with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
The ACAR Clinic accepts patients on a referral basis who are being followed by a MUHC-affiliated clinician, service provider or clinic.
For more information about accessing services at the ACAR Clinic, ask your healthcare provider.