One in 54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, but the number of children who can access services at all or in a timely manner is much lower in Alabama.
Many families are referred to our training clinic, AUPSC and CARTT, for diagnostic evaluations, behavioral interventions, and support, yet many are unable to pay for services, even at a reduced fee.
Through your gifts, funding would continue to support student training in evidence-based practice, the provision of exceptional and evidence-based services for children with autism, and the purchase of materials necessary for training, testing, behavioral interventions, and the conduct of community outreach (e.g., informational workshops for caregivers of children with autism).
Our goal is to meet the needs of children and families in our community. We also train graduate students in clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis to provide high quality clinical services to underserved families of autistic children, both in-person and via telehealth.
Our goal is to alleviate the financial burden some families face when seeking behavioral and assessment services for their children with autism. Access to licensed providers is limited in the Auburn-Opelika area, the cost and travel to the clinic can be a prohibitive barrier for some families, and the current pandemic has placed greater burdens on caregivers. We aim to provide clinical services both in-person and via telehealth, which allows a greater number of families in the state of Alabama to access services.