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.

World 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.

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 lectures
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