Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Integrating Research, Training, & Practice

Welcome and Overview

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD Albany) is a resource center for families, educators, and community professionals. CARD Albany offers:

  • education and training for school personnel, families, and community professionals
  • comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorders
  • ongoing research to improve the quality of life for individuals with autism
  • experiential learning opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students


Use the left navigation bar to learn more about our research, training, and practice.



Although funds allocated to the Center for Autism at UAlbany continue to be delayed, we are pleased that we can restore operation of the following programs, including distance learning, PEERS program, and our resource center, beginning November 23, 2020. Family seminars, guest lecture series, and topics in autism presentations will remain suspended at this time. We are hopeful that additional funds will soon be available to fully implement our important work of providing evidence-based autism training and support to schools, families, and community agencies.


It is our pleasure to work collaboratively with you to build capacity and improve services and outcomes for individuals with autism.


While the headquarters for the statewide network at UAlbany will be operating at significantly reduced capacity, our five partnering sites will continue to offer programs throughout New York State. Below are links for each regional site as well as other autism resources.


Regional Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Buffalo -

Rochester -

Binghamton -


Old Westbury -


Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University at Albany (CARD)
1535 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 442-4834