Our Mission, Vision & Values


The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development delivers state-of-the-art interdisciplinary clinical care, conducts cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientists, and advocates for public policies to help ensure people with autism reach their full potential. 

Our Mission
To provide exceptional, compassionate care to families so that each individual with autism will realize his or her fullest potential and to expand our impact through education, innovative research, and public policy.

Our Vision
For each person on the autism spectrum to reach his or her full potential, living a life of meaning, purpose, and dignity.

Our Values

  • Coordinated, compassionate care
  • Continuity of care throughout the lifespan
  • Building capacity through training
  • Research that improves lives
  • Community partnerships