Our Mission and Vision
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:
- Demonstrating commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others.
- Creating a culture of collaboration and partnership, where everyone is respected and valued.
- Delivering excellence through innovative and responsive practices.
- Appreciating the unique strengths of every individual.
- 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.