Transition Academy 'Decks The Halls' At Local Retirement Community

(VIDEO) The Transition Academy, located in the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, teaches valuable life skills to young adults with autism.

The halls at Raider Ranch, a Lubbock retirement community, were filled with the sounds of recognizable carols less than two weeks before Christmas. The music was provided by more than a dozen students with autism who are enrolled in the Burkhart Center's Transition Academy.

After their performance, the students delivered nearly 100 handmade ornaments to the facility's residents.


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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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