Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Navigate Life Texas: Resources for kids with disabilities and special needs

Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research

The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is located at Texas Tech University. The services and supports they offer make life enjoyable and easier for people with autism. The center provides a range of family and community services, including:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including Focused ABA
  • Transition Academy
  • Parent resource phone line
  • Family fun days
  • A parent’s night out respite program

Their Transition Academy provides services to young adults who are interested in higher education or employment. Classes help youth develop life, job, social, and communication skills. Having other young adults their age in the classes helps them form friendships.

The Center has developed an Intense Behavioral Intervention Program for children with autism ages 2 to 6. The program provides 15 to 20 hours a week of training. The Behavior Support Clinic provides support to families as well. They offer a variety of workshops and parent training classes.

The Family Resource Support Line helps parents find local programs and resources for their child. The Center understands that it can be stressful for families to search for resources on their own.

The Walk for Autism Awareness is held once a year. This walk is to promote autism awareness in the area and celebrate the lives of people with autism and the people who support them.

For information or to ask questions, call the Center at 806-742-4561 or visit the Center’s website.

For more resources for children with autism, search on Finding Services, Groups, and Events.

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