Burkhart Center Hosts Ninth Annual Autism Walk

Registration is open to all members of the community; participants can sign up individually or as teams.

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Texas Tech head football coach, Kliff Kingsbury serves as this year’s honorary walk chairman.

Texas Tech University’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research hosts its ninth annual Walk for Autism Awareness from 2-4 p.m. April 28 at the Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech head football coach, Kliff Kingsbury serves as this year’s honorary walk chair.

The walk is open to all members of the community and participants can sign up individually or as teams. Many Texas Tech students participate in the walk including students in physical fitness class which focuses on learning how to teach physical education to students with autism.

Registration for the walk is free but donations are welcome to raise funds for the Burkhart Center and its programming.

The number of people and families affected by autism around the country is growing and TheBurkhart Center for Autism Education and Research provides resources for young adults with autism and raises awareness of autism in the community.

Upcoming events from the Burkhart Center include the Annual Autism Conference on June 5-6 and Camp Burkhart on June 10-14 and July 15-19.

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The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is a comprehensive, life span center with a three-fold mission:

  • Providing services and support to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families across West Texas and the surrounding area
  • Offering cutting-edge training to teachers, families and other professionals to provide effective and evidence-based services and support to individuals with ASD
  • Conducting significant, sponsored interdisciplinary research to better understand and overcome the lifelong causes and effects of ASD in ways that improve functionality and quality of life for people with ASD and their families 

The Burkhart Center is part of the Texas Tech University College of Education.

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