Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center Pivotal in Autism Education, Research

World Autism Awareness Day begins month-long awareness crusade.

Burkart Center for Autism Education and Research.

Burkart Center for Autism Education and Research

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World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. In November 2013, Texas Tech University opened a new chapter in autism research and education, cutting the ribbon on the new Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

The center has become a leader statewide and nationally, and experts are available for interviews related to Autism Awareness Month.

Experts:

Wes Dotson, assistant professor and interim co-director, Burkhart Center, and director of Outpatient Services, (806) 834-0783, or wesley.dotson@ttu.edu.

  • Behavior Support Clinic
  • Current ongoing research
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Parents’ Night Out and other opportunities for parent participation

Janice Magness, interim co-director, Burkhart Center, and director of Burkhart Transition Academy, (806) 834-3725 or janice.magness@ttu.edu

  • Transition Academy for young adults
  • Autism Walk (April 27)
  • Family Fun Events in the summer, summer camps
  • Autism conference, upcoming lectures

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