World Autism Day April 2 - Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center Pivotal in Autism Education, Research

Article ID: 615624

Released: 26-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: Texas Tech University

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    Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research

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    Janice Magness, Director

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    Wes Dotson, Assistant Professor

World Autism Awareness Day begins month-long awareness crusade.

PitchWorld Autism Awareness Day is April 2. In November 2013, Texas Tech University opened a new chapter in autism research and education, cutting the ribbon on the new Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research.

The center has become a leader statewide and nationally, and experts are available for interviews related to Autism Awareness Month.

Experts: Wes Dotson, assistant professor and interim co-director, Burkhart Center, and director of Outpatient Services, (806) 834-0783, or

• Behavior Support Clinic• Current ongoing research• Early Intervention Services• Parents’ Night Out and other opportunities for parent participation

Janice Magness, interim co-director, Burkhart Center, and director of Burkhart Transition Academy, (806) 834-3725 or

• Transition Academy for young adults• Autism Walk (April 27)• Family Fun Events in the summer, summer camps• Autism conference, upcoming lecturesFind Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at Texas Tech Today Media Resources or follow us on Twitter.


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