About Marcus Autism Center

Welcome VideoMarcus Autism Center is a not-for-profit organization and subsidiary of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta that treats more than 5,500 children with autism and related disorders a year.

As one of the largest autism centers in the U.S. and one of only three National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Centers of Excellence, Marcus Autism Center offers families access to the latest research, comprehensive evaluations and intensive behavior treatments. With the help of research grants, community support and government funding, Marcus Autism Center aims to maximize the potential of children with autism today and transform the nature of autism for future generations. 

About Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Our specialized care helps children get better faster and live healthier lives. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 24 neighborhood locations, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. 

Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the U.S. and throughout the world.

Helping Georgia's Kids

With a wide spectrum of services and evidence-based treatments, families can receive diagnosis, treatment and support in a single location. Treating patients across Georgia and the Southeast, Marcus Autism Center is the comprehensive resource for children with autism and related disorders.

We are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Advancing Autism Research

Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and through collaborations with premier academic institutions nationwide, is bringing groundbreaking research and clinical services to children and families affected by autism.

With the appointment of Ami Klin, Ph.D., Director of Marcus Autism Center, we are pursuing an overarching research strategy, with two main areas of focus—early detection and early intervention. This will be accomplished, in part, by Dr. Klin’s eye-tracking software, which can detect changes in children's visual patterns as early as 6 months old. We hope that this will help future generations of children get the care they need.

Tour Our Campus


We offer free public tours the first Monday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00p.m.
Tours include an overview of our clinical and research areas with a walk through of our Language and Learning Clinic. Tours are offered to adults only; please do not bring children.

Advance reservations are required, as the group size is limited to 15 participants. Please email MarcusTours@choa.org to register. Any Children's Healthcare of Atlanta staff interested in visiting our center should review the internal tour schedule on the Marcus page on Careforce Connection.

Please note that tours are informational in nature and do not provide individual clinical advice. To request an appointment for clinical services, please visit our appointments page.