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Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research


Burkhart Center Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

Thank you all for your continued care for the autism community, partnership, and patience as we've navigated this challenging period. We greatly appreciate all you do for your family members, clients, students, and participants!

As our country, state, and Texas Tech University begins to take steps in reopening, the Burkhart Center remains committed to the safety of our community.

We remain intent on fulfilling our mission and I wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update on the Burkhart Center's path forward.


  • We have provided updates to the Burkhart Center Autism Resource Guide to include new online resources and the current status of our partner resources.
  • All clinical services are now being provided through telemedicine and will continue into the fall. This includes ABA clinical services, the Transition Academy, CASE, and other of our smaller programs. If you are on one of our program waiting lists and want to learn more about what telemedicine will look like for your program, please contact us.
  • We anticipate our services this fall to be a hybrid of online and in-person interaction.
  • The Burkhart Center has implemented new policies and procedures to continue protecting our communities as we move forward in SAFELY reopening.
  • Our staff is looking forward to hosting socially distant and virtual community events this fall. Please follow our Facebook for the most updated information and announcements. 

Thank you for your continued patience and grace as we work together to find ways to continue to support each other through this challenging period.

You are also welcome to direct questions to us at burkhart.educ@ttu.edu


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TTOCA - Texas Telehealth Outreach Clinic for Autism

The Burkhart Center was recently awarded a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) that will allow for the creation of the Texas Telehealth Outreach Clinic for Autism (TTOCA) to bring several of the services we currently provided in our clinic to the entire state of Texas. 

For more information contact mobile.burkhartclinic.educ@ttu.edu or visit TTOCA.

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CASE - Connections for Academic Success and Employment

CASE assists students with developmental disabilities to
navigate college to reach their 
academic goals and to find
competitive employment after graduation.
Learn more about CASE 

Transition Academy

The Burkhart Transition Academy assists
in the successful transition of people with 
Autism Spectrum Disorder into higher 
education, vocational, or other settings. 
Learn more about the Transition Academy

Teacher Training Institute

The Burkhart Center's Applied Behavior Analysis -
Teacher Training Institute Program (ABA-TTI)
offers professional training for teachers or clinicians working with students with autism and who are working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This program is offered through a professional development experience culminating in BCBA supervision and hands-on training in functional behavioral assessment and function-based treatment design.
Learn more about the Teacher Training Institute

MOCA - Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism

The Burkhart Center was recently awarded a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) that allowed the creation of our Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism (MOCA). MOCA can now bring several services currently provided in our clinic to rural and migrant communities throughout West Texas. *Information obtained through participation in this project may be used for research purposes. 

For more information contact mobile.burkhartclinic.educ@ttu.edu or visit MOCA.

Autism Resources

Our website includes an extensive Autism Resources section. 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 the Lubbock and neighboring areas, including medical providers, specialists, social programming, community events, and family support resources.

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