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Upcoming Events

Family Fun Events 2019

Thursday, June 13th - Adventures Family Skate Night
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
3305 116th St., one block east of Indiana Ave. 


Friday, June 28th - Premiere Cinema Lubbock @ South Plains Mall
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sensory-friendly screening of Toy Story 4
6002 Slide Road


Thursday, July 18th - Ready Set Go Gym 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
5828 W. 50th Street


Tuesday, August 6th - Science Spectrum Museum
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2579 South Loop 289


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.   

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.

Download the flyer

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.

Download the flyer for more information

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.

Download the flyer for more information

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.

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.

  • Meetings will resume in September 2019

Parents Night Out

  • June 7th

Social Skills Classes

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