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Events Calendar

September Calendar

December 17- January 13 | Clinic Closed

January 1 |Happy New Year

January 1| IEP Clinic (by appointment)

An IEP Clinic is an opportunity for parents to discuss specific issues about their child, prepare for ARD meetings, and ask IEP questions.

To schedule a designated appointment time, contact Stephanie McLoughlin, PEN Project Regional Coordinator at 806-879-3843 or smcloughlinpen@gmail.com.

January 22 | PEN Project Webinar, 12:30 p.m. CT

How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Children In School 

More event details.

January 28 | SPAN meeting, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. CT

The South Plains Autism Network (SPAN) will meet from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Burkhart Center. Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Sherry Sancibrian, M.S., CCC-SLP, at 806-743-9049 or sherry.sancibrian@ttuhsc.edu. 

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. 

  • Monday, January 13th (IEP Clinic only, no workshop)
  • Monday, February 10th 
  • Monday, March 9th
  • Monday, April 13th
  • Monday, May 11th (IEP Clinic only, no workshop)

Download the FREE Parent Workshop Schedule

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 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Burkhart Center. Childcare is provided. For more information, please contact Sherry Sancibrian, M.S., CCC-SLP, at 806-743-9049 or sherry.sancibrian@ttuhsc.edu. 

  • Tuesday, January 28th
  • Tuesday, February 25th 
  • Tuesday, March 24th
  • Tuesday, April 28th 

Parents Night Out

This event is sponsored by the Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research and is open to all children with autism spectrum disorder and their siblings' ages 3 through 13. A snack will be provided. There is no cost to participate, but donations are accepted.

 PNO dates

Social Skills Classes

This 10-week class will be for 11-17-year-olds with autism spectrum disorders and will double as a research study looking at integrating a therapy dog into social skills therapy. Classes will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please contact Paige Dotson for more information:

📲 (806) 834-2834
💻 paige.dotson@ttu.edu

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 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.

  • Ages 3-6 meet Monday & Wednesday | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | February 17th - April 20th 
  • Ages 7-10 meet on Saturday mornings | 10:00 am - 11:30 a.m. | February 22nd - April 18th

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