Burkhart Center for Autism Hosting Community Connections Event

Individuals with disabilities and their families will be able to learn about opportunities with their service providers.

WHAT:           Community Connections event sponsored by The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at Texas Tech University

WHEN:           10 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 19)

WHERE:         The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, 2902 18th St., Lubbock
                       
EVENT:          Community Connections allows individuals with disabilities and their families to connect with service providers in West Texas. Providers from a wide array of disciplines will be on hand to meet with families and answer questions about their services while sharing their experiences with other individuals with disabilities.

The event is open to the public and there is no charge. It is sponsored by the Burkhart Center and Texas Tech’s Skyviews Restaurant.

Childcare is available for children registered before Saturday. To register for childcare, email Heather Garcia at heather.a.garcia@ttu.edu.

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CONTACT: Lauren Brownell, director of communications and public relations, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5188 or lauren.brownell@ttu.edu.


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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