For more information about RI-CART or to get involved, please contact the research assistant,
Alan Gerber at 401-432-1200 or email:
RI-CART’s mission is to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders with autism spectrum disorders by promoting collaborative, cutting-edge research, improving health care and support services, and providing data-driven education and advocacy.
Supporting basic, clinical and behavioral research across disciplines and institutions
Creating research infrastructure, including a statewide, web-based research registry
Improving and expanding diagnostic and treatment methods
Informing state and federal policymakers about autism spectrum disorders
Rhode Island is uniquely positioned to serve as leader in autism research, treatment and advocacy. With just over one million residents and 1,000 square miles, Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation and can be travelled in about an hour. The population is diverse, and the state has a single department of health, children’s hospital and medical school.
Share cutting-edge equipment and expertise
Enroll representative research sample populations quickly, and study them over time
Test and rapidly roll out new ways to improve clinical care
Access government and academic leaders to develop new research collaborations and public policies