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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

Texas Association for Behavior Analysis 38th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX - April 2023

Amanda OARS poster

Hyman Fricke poster

Money Management poster

Prueitt Favela poster

TA sexuality and relationships poster

Wheeler poster

42nd ACRES Annual Conference - Pittsburg, PA - March 2023
Mobile Outreach Clinic for Autism: Supporting Families in Rural West Texas

Mobile Outreach clinic

Women in Behavior Analysis Conference, Nashville, TN - July 2022 

Poster - Educator Knowledge for Educating Students with Autism in Nigeria

Poster - Effects of Video-Based Interventions To Teach Daily Living Skills to Adults with Autism

Parents’ Perception upon Receiving Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder of their Child in Nigeria

Poster - Parent Implemented Intervention (PII) Using Individual Work Systems to Promote Task Independence on Homework Activities with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This work was supported in whole or in part by a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The opinions and conclusions expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policy of the THECB.​

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: