Universities across Texas are conducting important research related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. Their autism research topics include: possible causes of the disorder; neurological differences among individuals with ASD; infancy and early diagnosis; improvement in assessment methods; and the effectiveness of various treatments, interventions and educational methods.
In addition to conducting research and preparing students for professions that work with people with ASD, many university autism programs also offer information, resources and services to individuals with ASD and their families. The services provided are diverse, and may include evaluation, applied behavior analysis therapy, psychiatric treatment, medication management, social skills training, parent education and support groups. Further, a number of universities work within their local communities to increase awareness and assist families in other ways, such as organizing fundraising events and providing recreation and social opportunities for people with ASD.
For more information on Texas' university-based autism and disability programs — their research, services to families and community activities — click on the links below:
Updated: April 18, 2013