Tiger Giving Day is over, but you can still give to the College of Liberal Arts here.
One in 44 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, but the number of children who are able to access services in a timely manner, or at all, 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.
Your gifts would continue to support student training in evidence-based practice, the provision of exceptional and evidence-based services for children with autism, the purchase of materials necessary for training, testing and 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 by training graduate students in clinical psychology and applied behavior analysis so they can provide high-quality clinical services to underserved families with children with autism, both in-person and via telehealth.
More specifically, 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.
Thank you and War Eagle!