Mission:

The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program creates and disseminates community-based services, training programs, and research to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the lifespan.


Vision:

A world where all individuals with ASD and their families have access to excellent evidence-based services in their home communities.


TEACCH Core Values

With our colleagues, community partners, and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families that we serve, we live these values:

  1. Demonstrating commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
  2. Creating a culture of collaboration and partnership, where everyone is respected and valued.
  3. Delivering excellence through innovative and responsive practices.
  4. Appreciating the unique strengths of every individual.
  5. Emphasizing the importance of continuous lifelong learning.

TEACCH Strategic Goals

Excellence in Community-Based Services:

TEACCH staff are fully engaged and equipped with current methodologies to provide evidence based services to our clients and their families in their home communities.

Beyond Childhood – Meeting the Growing Needs of Adults:

TEACCH clinical and research programs are expanding to meet the growing needs of adults with ASD, their families, and professionals who serve them.

Right from the Start – Meeting the Needs of Infants and Toddlers:

TEACCH clinical and research programs are expanding to meet the early detection and intervention needs of infants and toddlers with ASD, their families, and professionals who serve them.

Creating a Well-Qualified Autism Workforce:

TEACCH provides exemplary training programs for students and current professionals to ensure a well-qualified autism workforce to meet the expanding numbers of individuals with ASD across the lifespan.

Longevity: The Next 40 Years:

TEACCH is a financially viable program that is supported by a diverse revenue stream including state support, fee for service funds, fundraising activities, and research grants.