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Photo by Artie Limmer for Texas Tech University System

Resources Offered on Our Website

Please visit the Autism Resources area of our website. There you will find resources including an array of information about autism, evidence-based intervention practices, navigating the special education process, and links to tools and suggestions you can start using today.

This area also includes our downloadable Local Autism Resource Guide. You can use the guide to find out about supports and opportunities in this area, including medical providers, specialists, social programming, community events, and family support resources.

You will find information about services for individuals of all ages and across all life areas. Please drop in and check it out!


Dr. Dotson Discusses Sesame Street's Newest Autistic Character on BYUradio

Last week, Sesame Street got a new friend and, in a first for the show, she has autism. Dr. Wesley Dotson says the PBS show's move to include a character with autism is a huge step forward for those on the spectrum.

Listen to Dr. Dotson's segment and the whole show online

Upcoming Events

Biking for the Burkhart

The Burkhart Center is teaming with Cyclebar Lubbock for a charity indoor bike ride!

Biking for the Burkhart will be held on Saturday, April 29, at 2:30 pm
at Cyclebar Lubbock
7604 Milwaukee Ave
Lubbock, TX 79424

Rides are $25, and there are spots to fill!

To participate and support the Burkhart Center's important work with autism spectrum disorders, please click on the link below, create an account, and choose your bike.


If you have any questions or would like more details on the ride, please contact Becca at rebecca.beights@ttu.edu.

Capital Pizza Fundraiser

April 25, 2017
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Capital Pizza - 26th and Boston

A percentage of your purchase will benefit scholarships for the Transition Academy

Downlod the flyer


Book Drive

Donate new or gently used books to spark the love for reading!
March 10 - April 27th

Download the flyer to learn more

South Plains Autism Network

The South Plains Autism Network (SPAN) meets on the fourth Tuesday night of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Exercise and Sports Sciences Building on the TTU campus. Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Sherry Sancibrian at sherry.sancibrian@ttuhsc.edu or 806-743-9049.

Educational Psychology Department's Developmental Screening Day

The School Psychology Specialization at Texas Tech University is offering a free Developmental Screening Day for children ages 0-12 on May 2nd at the Burkhart Center.

For more information, contact Terra Tindle at terra.tindle@ttu.edu

IEP Clinic

A free IEP Clinic will be offered at the Burkhart Center on May 8th. To schedule an appointment, please contact Meagan Sanders, Regional PEN Project Coordinator, at 806-544-9068 or msanderspen@sbcglobal.net.

Download the flyer for more information

Parents Night Out

2017 Parents' Night Out Dates:

  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 23

Social Skills Classes

Middle School Class-Mondays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
High School Class-Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Susan Voland at susan.voland@ttu.edu.

Elementary Theatre and Dance Classes

In partnership with the Burkhart Center, the Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance will once again be offering free classes for children with autism spectrum disorder. Goals are to improve the participant's interpersonal communication, verbal and body language, and self-confidence through the arts of theatre and dance. This semester, two classes for elementary students will be offered:

A class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. will focus on Dance through movement and body awareness activities.

A class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. will focus on Theatre through activities such as storytelling and theatre games.

Classes will be held at the Burkhart Center and will begin the week of February 20th. Classes will end on April 25th. There will be no classes the week of spring break, March 13-17, nor will there be class on Monday, April 17th.

If you have questions or would like to register your child, please email Susan Voland at susan.voland@ttu.edu or call 806-834-1331.

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Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness

The 2017 Burkhart Walk will take place on April 30th, 2017.

Learn more about the Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness

Burkhart Center News

Spotlight: 10 Colleges with Programs for ASD Students - The Burkhart Center's Project CASE lands Texas Tech University the number six spot on this top ten list.

Research: Watching Right TV Shows Can Help Kids Develop Social Skills

The Burkhart Center: Giving Opportunity to Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Read the article and watch the KAMC News segment on everythinglubbock.com

Project CASE

Project CASE assists students with developmental disabilities to navigate college in order to reach their academic goals and to find competitive employment after graduation.

Learn more about how Project CASE can help you in college and beyond

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2017 Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness

2017 Autism Walk Logo

The 2017 Autism Walk will take place on Sunday April 30th.

Learn more about the Autism Walk

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