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

ACAR Clinic

ACAR Clinic: transforming autism care by providing services across the lifespan through an integrated clinical research model

A unique interdisciplinary approach

The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic follows an integrated clinical research model. This means that clinical data helps to advance research, and research informs clinical decision-making.

Specialized care - from childhood into adulthood

The ACAR Clinic fills a critical need for understanding and caring for autistic individuals throughout their lives, from childhood into adulthood:

The Neuro

The clinic serves youth (16+) and adults at its main location at The Neuro

Montreal Children's Hospital

A satellite site at the Montreal Children’s Hospital serves pediatric patients


Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Those in need of complementary mental health services benefit from our affiliation with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute


Making a real difference

Together, our network ensures consistent and reliable care by:

  • decreasing the need for multiple consultations before receiving diagnoses
  • improving patient health and well-being by addressing co-occurring conditions and potentially finding causes that have broader implications
  • empowering autistic individuals and families to take part in research that directly benefits them
  • facilitating seamless transitions from pediatric to adult care systems
  • building clinical capacity in our healthcare system through our professional development and training opportunities, as well as case consultations


Our team

Meet our experienced and specialized clinical team

Our clinical team

Clinical Capacity Building Program

Events, training opportunities, and case consultations

Our Program

Information for patients, families and referring clinicians

Information for patients, families and referring clinicians

Learn more

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are 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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