WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue University says it will expand community programs, resources, collaborations and faculty members researching autism with the development of its new Purdue Autism Research Center. The center has 20 faculty members from the colleges of Health and Human Sciences, Education, Science and Veterinary Medicine.

It became an official university center in March. It works with the Center for Families, the Center for the Human-Animal Bond and the Institute for Integrative Neuroscience.

“The Purdue Autism Research Center will help increase Purdue’s involvement and recognition in the field of autism,” said A.J. Schwichtenberg, PARC co-director and assistant professor of human development and family studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

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