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Resources Offered on Our Website

Please visit the Autism Resources area of our website. 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 this area, including medical providers, specialists, social programming, community events, and family support resources.

You will find information about services for individuals of all ages and across all life areas. Please drop in and check it out!

Upcoming Events

Youth Workshop: Self-Advocacy

Join us for a workshop to teach youths ages 14-26 how to self-advocate (learn to speak up for yourself, make your own decisions about your life, and more).

Saturday February 24th
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Burkhart Center

Contact Hope Hastey at hhasteypen@gmail.com or 806-292-5323 to register.

Download the flyer for more information

Book Drive

The nonprofit organization Give More HUGS, dedicated to providing students in need tools for learning, is hosting its annual book drive now through March 30th. The books will be signed with words of encouragement and delivered to students in need in our area. We are pleased to announce that the Burkhart Center, 2902 18th St., is a collection site again this year. All books including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, and comics are accepted.

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Social Skills Research Opportunity

Are you interested in your child participating in a study about therapy dogs and social skills? Graduate students and faculty members from the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research and Texas Tech University are looking at how young children with autism spectrum disorder can benefit from the presence of a therapy dog in social skills classes. Please contact Kirsten Leatherwood at (806) 834-0834 or kirsten.shaw@ttu.edu for more information!

Download the flyer for more information

IEP Clinic

An IEP clinic will be held at the Burkhart Center on February 19th.

Contact Hope Hastey, Regional PEN Project Coordinator, at 806-292-5323 or hhasteypen@gmail.com to reserve an appointment time.

Theatre Classes

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

  • Elementary classes - Monday & Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 p.m. from February 12th –April 16th.
  • High School classes - Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. from February 17th-April 21st.

There will be no classes during the week of Spring Break, March 10-18, or on April 2.

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

Download the flyer for more information

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 Sherry Sancibrian at sherry.sancibrian@ttuhsc.edu or 806-743-9049.

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 9
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 8

Spring Social Skills Classes at the Burkhart Center

  • High School - Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact our Clinical Services team at burkhartclinic.educ@ttu.edu or (806) 742-6596.

Burkhart Center News

Dr. Wes Dotson has been named to the Texas Autism Council and the Texas Department of Licensure and Rgulation Behavior Analysts Advisory Board.

Looking for our older news stories? Find them on our News Archive page.

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