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The Autism Research Centre conducts research aimed at improving outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Read more about our Mission.

The Autism Research Centre is part of the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Evdokia Anagnostou and Dr. Jessica Brian, co-leads of the Autism Research Centre, bring together a team of professionals with expertise ranging from neurology, developmental pediatrics, psychology, psychometry, and engineering to early intervention, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and nursing. 

If you are interested in learning more about our research projects or to become involved in a study, visit our Research page.


As you may know, the Autism Research Centre (ARC) uses LifeLabs for blood collection services in many of our studies. If you participated in a research study that involved bloodwork, in ARC, on or before December 2016, your personal health information (name and date of birth) may have been part of the LifeLabs privacy breach. To find out if you or your child have been affected by the breach, we recommend that you contact LifeLabs directly. For more information, please visit  

What's new in ARC

September 17, 2018
Globally recognized neuroscientist joins Holland Bloorview to establish world-class paediatric imaging research program
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August 14, 2018
Holland Bloorview and the University of Toronto give opportunity for two early investigators to take their research to the next level
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August 9, 2018
Holland Bloorview launches Advocacy Tool Kit for Canadian families of children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders
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