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Upcoming Events

Parent Training Class

Are you a parent or caregiver that is overwhelmed or stressed-out due to your child's behavior? The Burkhart Center can help with this 8-week series of parent training sessions.

To reserve your place in class, please contact Ashley at Ashley.richardson@ttu.edu or 806-834-0142

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logged in: The BurkTech Players Present 3 Original Plays

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April 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal School's
Mainstage, 3222 103rd St.

Free Admission

No reservations needed

Higher Education Think Tank

April 2-3, 2019

Contact Kelly Golden for more information:


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Red Raider Pre-College Summer Academy

Now accepting applicants

A one week summer program foryouth with disabilities, ages 16-22,interested in pursuing a 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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Positive Behavior Interventions Workshop

February 11th at 5:30pm

For more info:
Stephanie McLoughlin

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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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Daniel Tiger Research Study

Are you interested in your child participating in a research study where your child will watch episodes of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood?

If you are interested in your child participating, please contact Kirsten Leatherwood at kirsten.leatherwood@ttu.edu or (806) 834-0834.

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IEP Clinics

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

  • Monday, February 11th
  • Monday, March 18th
  • Monday, April 22nd
  • Monday, May 20th

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

Wee Read

Research Opportunity beginning in January 2019 for children less than 37 months old and their caregivers.

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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 Burkhart Center. Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Kara Williamson at Kara.L.Williamson@ttuhsc.edu.

  • January 22
  • February 26
  • March 26
  • April 23

School Psychology Developmental Screening Day

The School Psychology program at Texas Tech University offers free Developmental Screening for children ages 0-12 at the Burkhart Center. To schedule an individual appointment or for more information, contact Brook Roberts at brook.roberts@ttu.edu.

Parents Night Out

  • February 8th
  • March 1st
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th

Social Skills Classes

For information, contact Ashley Richardson at ashley.richardson@ttu.edu.

  • Elementary Class - Mondays from 4:30-5:30
  • High School Class - Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Theatre/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.

  • Elementary classes will meet on Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 p.m. from February 18-April 18.
  • High School classes will meet on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. from February 23-April 20.
  • There will be no classes the week of Spring Break (March 9-17).

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

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