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The demand for qualified professionals to serve children with autism continues to grow. The Autism Center is dedicated to educating and training the next generation of practitioners.

Learn about training opportunities.

Clinical Services

Autism demands multiple modes of individualized treatment, emphasizing verbal/nonverbal communication and social interaction in a structured supportive environment.

AAC Clinic

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Few research pursuits can have a more profound impact than developing a better understanding of autism.

How we seek to understand autism.

Our Mission Statement

The Center's mission is to build a partnership by expanding state-of-the-art diagnostic programs in the School of Medicine's Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, expanding treatment through Systematic Treatment of Autism & Related Disorders (STAR), training services provided by the College of Education and Human Development's Kentucky Autism Training Center and developing a supported research agenda. This mission will lead to creation of a premier autism program of treatment, evaluation, intervention, training and research that will serve residents of Kentucky and surrounding states, offering children, parents and primary care providers with a single source of treatment, referral and information.

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