Texas Tech University


The Burkhart Center maintains an active agenda of research activities. Our focus is on conducting research that identifies effective interventions for individuals with autism, illuminates the behavioral and physiological underpinnings of autism, and informs professional training and development of teachers and other therapists who work with students with autism. Burkhart Center investigators and their partners at Texas Tech and other universities around the country are working hard to improve the lives of people with autism every day. 

A Sample of our Current Research Activities, Grants, and Partnerships

Conference Presentations

Association for Behavior Analysis International, 48th Annual Convention, Boston, MA - May 2022

Behavior Skills Training Poster

Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Annual Conference - New Orleans, Louisiana - March 2022

Amanda OARS poster

O'Toole Poster

Favela TTOCA poster

Wheeler Transition Academy poster


Poster Presentation:

Social validity presentation slide



The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research has current funding awarded to them through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Autism Grant Program. Dr. Jennifer Hamrick is principal investigator on each project. Additional information for each can be found below: