ACAR connects with autism self-advocates, families and allies, researchers, professionals, decision makers, and community members in collaboration with the Transforming Autism Care Consortium (TACC), a FRQS-supported provincial network.
Mentoring the next generation
ACAR supports the Quebec Autism Research Training (QART) Program, led by the Transforming Autism Care Consortium (TACC).
The competitive program trains outstanding graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the latest research techniques and technologies, as well as develops career skills through multiple training opportunities and meaningful engagement with people living with autism, their families and the community.
QART searches for outstanding trainees carrying out multidisciplinary, innovative or translational projects. QART also emphasizes community outreach and engagement including trainee-led workshops on topics of interest (e.g. equity, diversity and inclusivity in science).
ACAR supports the autism research conference, organized by the Transforming Autism Care Consortium (TACC), which brings together world-renowned autism experts from academia, healthcare, government officials, policy makers, community leaders and self-advocates.
Together, participants engage in critical discussions on the future of autism care, new directions in fundamental and clinical research, updates on current research networks and cohorts, all while seeking to empower autistic people and their allies.
The “Embracing the Complexity of Neurodevelopment” seminar series is proudly supported by The Neuro’s Neurodevelopmental (NDD) Group and Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR). It welcomes scientists, researchers, clinicians, and trainees in the field of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, to connect and engage in meaningful dialogue about their work.
The Seminar Series intends to foster open communication and collaborations between researchers and clinical professionals within the McGill University network.
If you, or someone you know, would be interested in presenting, please acar.neuro [at] mcgill.ca (contact us).
ACAR is taking concrete steps to improve access to care in Quebec and beyond with our Clinical Capacity Building Program.
Our professional development, training opportunities and case consultations help to enhance the skills of new and experienced clinical autism professionals, and build a community of shared learning, support and expertise.