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Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

Burkhart Center Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

As we navigate this difficult time of uncertainty and anxiety I want to first thank all of you for your partnership, heart, and care for the autism community. I appreciate all you do for your family members, clients, students, and participants. We are dealing with an unprecedented challenge with the spread of COVID-19, and I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what the Burkhart Center is doing to protect our community.

Effective immediately, all clinical and research activities are canceled until at least the week of April 6. This includes the Transition Academy, the Focused ABA program, PCIT, Theatre and Animation classes, Parent's Night Out, the Therapy Dog study, and any other center-based public events during that time period.

Following the CDC's and Texas Tech University's most recent recommendations, we are deeply saddened to announce that our 15th Annual Burkhart Walk for Autism Awareness set for April 26th is canceled.

For more information about the Texas Tech University response to the COVID-19 situation, and for the most recent details about that response, please visit the university FAQ here.

You can read the Burkhart Center's Coronavirus Update here and our Autism Awareness Walk Cancellation here.

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


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Clinical Services

The Burkhart Center offers several clinical services based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Learn more about our ABA services.

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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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