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Upcoming Events

Family Fun Events 2019

Saturday, August 24th - TTU Leisure Pool Family Swim Party
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
3129 Main Street, behind TTU Student Recreation Center

 Participants Needed: Social Skills Class with Therapy Dogs

therapy dog

For more information or if you are interested in participating, please contact Paige Dotson at Paige.Dotson@ttu.edu or by phone at (806) 834-2834.

This study has been approved by the Human Research Protection Program at Texas Tech University.   

Participants Needed: Daniel Tiger Research Study

daniel tiger

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Red Raider Pre-College Summer Academy

Now accepting applicants

A one-week summer program for youth with disabilities, ages 16-22, interested in pursuing postsecondary education. Participants will interact with faculty, staff, and students in order for youth to gain experience in navigating a college campus and life.

July 15th-19th, 2019

Please contact your TWC counselor or Rebecca Sametz at rebecca.sametz@ttuhsc.edu for more information.

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Animation-Making Study

A team of researchers from the TTU School of Art in collaboration with the Burkhart Center is conducting a study assessing the benefits of animation-making in young adults diagnosed with ASD, ages 12-14 and 18-22.

If you are interested in participating, contact Dr. Francisco Ortega from the School of Art at francisco.ortega@ttu.edu.

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IEP Clinics

An IEP Clinic is an opportunity for parents to discuss specific issues pertaining to their child, prepare for ARD meetings, and ask IEP questions.

  • Monday, July 15th
  • Monday, August 12th 
  • Monday, September 23rd
  • Monday, October 14th
  • Monday, November 11th
  • Monday, December 9th (IEP Clinic only, no workshop)

To schedule a designated appointment time, contact Stephanie McLoughlin, PEN Project Regional Coordinator at 806-879-3843 or smcloughlinpen@gmail.com.

First Annual - Burkhart Center Research Symposium

research symposium

South Plains Autism Network

The South Plains Autism Network (SPAN) meets on the fourth Tuesday night of each month from 6:00- 7:30 p.m. at the Burkhart Center. Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Kara Williamson at Kara.L.Williamson@ttuhsc.edu.

  • Tuesday, September 24th

  • Tuesday, October 22nd  

  • November-TBA

Parents Night Out


This event is sponsored by the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research and is open to all children with autism spectrum disorder and their siblings' ages 3 through 13. A snack will be provided. There is no cost to participate, but donations are accepted.

 PNO dates

Social Skills Classes

For information, contact Allison Sheats at allison.sheats@ttu.edu

  • Resume Fall 2019

Theatre and Dance Classes

In partnership with the Burkhart Center, the Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance will be offering FREE classes for children and teens on the autism spectrum during the spring semester.

Goals are to improve the participant's interpersonal communication, verbal and body language, and self-confidence through the arts of theatre and dance.

  • Resume Fall 2019

To register, email Susan Voland at susan.voland@ttu.edu or call 806-834-1331.