Marcus Autism Center is maximizing the potential of children with autism today and transforming the nature of autism for future generations.

As one of the largest autism centers in the U.S. and one of only five National Institutes of Health (NIH) Autism Centers of Excellence, Marcus Autism Center offers families access to the latest research, comprehensive testing and science-based treatments.

Our history

What started as an act of compassion for local children with autism by Bernie Marcus, is today one of the country’s largest clinical centers for pediatric autism.

After realizing the difference our center was making for kids with autism, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta saw potential to combine our efforts to provide top-quality healthcare to all children. In 2008, Marcus Autism Center became a part of Children’s.

When it became clear that the transformative work we were doing should be shared nation- and even worldwide, Children’s, and our collaboration with Emory University, helped us make that a reality. 

What sets us apart 

We are the comprehensive resource for children with autism, and the only place poised to change autism for kids today and into the future. We go beyond our center’s doors to share our research and train providers worldwide so that we can help all kids with autism live happier, healthier lives.

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