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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.


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 a 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.
  6. Cultivating an environment that actively promotes inclusion, diversity, and equity.

TEACCH Strategic Goals:

Disparities and Access:

To expand rural and under-represented groups’ access to available autism services.

Operational Excellence:

To enhance the client/family experience with obtaining services at TEACCH centers and programs.

Right from the Start:

To expand evidence-based early intervention practices in our home communities.

Training for the Next Century:

To improve the effectiveness and reach of TEACCH training modules.

Adolescence, Adulthood, and Aging:

To develop new models to support adults with ASD.

Diverse Workforce:

To create recruitment, mentoring, and career development programs to support a diverse workforce at all levels of TEACCH.