Texas Tech University

Events Calendar

June 2020 Update:

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 are saddened to announce that camps, family fun events, or other services that require face-to-face interaction will not be offered this summer. We look forward to future community events when we can ensure a safe environment for everyone.
  • 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.

Upcoming Events

Parent Leadership Training via Zoom

September 25
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For more information or to register, contact Melissa Morphis at 806-281-3495.

Pre- and post-courses will need to be completed.

Medicaid Waivers Training via Zoom

October 14
12:00 PM

Presented by Misty Galindo,LMSW, Crisis Intervention Specialist with Texas Panhandle Centers.

Register Online

For more information contact:

Melissa Morphis

Youth Leadership Training via Zoom

Saturday, October 24
10:00 AM – 2:00PM CT
11:00 AM – 3:00 MT

The intent of this workshop is to teach youth (age 14 to 26 years) with disabilities how to self-advocate. A Halloween Costume Contest and other fun and games will also be included.

Register Online

For more information contact:

Melissa Morphis

Desiree Cariino

Ongoing Events and Services

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

IEP Clinics

An IEP Clinic is an opportunity for parents to discuss specific issues about their child, prepare for ARD meetings, and ask IEP questions. In addition to IEP Clinic appointments, there are frequently FREE parent workshops.

  • September 22
  • October 20
  • November 17

Download the FREE Parent Workshop Schedule

To schedule a designated appointment time, contact Melissa Morphis at 806-281-3495 or regions16.17prn@gmail.com.