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The University of North Carolina TEACCH® Autism Program is…

Laura Klinger A University-based system of community regional centers that offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. TEACCH® Autism Program, founded by Dr. Eric Schopler in 1972, is a model for other programs around the world.

TEACCH Autism Program provides clinical services such as initial referral and consultation, diagnostic evaluations, family consultation sessions, and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and employment services.

In addition, the TEACCH Autism Program conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines. Research activities include psychological, educational, and biomedical studies.

The administrative headquarters of the TEACCH Autism Program is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and there are seven regional TEACCH Centers around the state of North Carolina. To reach the administrative headquarters, please call 919.966.2174 or email