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43rd UNC TEACCH Autism Program Conference

May 22, 2024

This year’s conference focuses on community collaborations that truly make an impact on the lives of autistic individuals across the world. Presenters will cover community collaborations to support autism diagnoses in rural communities and to support mental health interventions through collaborations with early intervention providers, educators, and autistic adults. Join us on October 24 – 25, 2024 in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration is now open.

BFAST – New resource website designed for Black families

February 7, 2024

BFAST is a new website designed for Black families, created in partnership with members of the Black Community, to help parents of autistic children access resources across NC. The website includes families sharing their stories through videos and interactive tools, with a focus on what to expect along the journey, how to build a team, and ways to feel empowered.

TEACCH is now recruiting faculty members

November 8, 2023

We are pleased to share that the UNC TEACCH Autism Program is now recruiting faculty members for both clinical (fixed term) and research tenure-track positions.

Work Together NC wins NCDHHS award

October 20, 2023

The award was given to Work Together NC and will support the Inclusion Works initiative. Congratulations to Brianne Tomaszewski and her research team.

2023 TEACCH Award Goes to Dr. Juan  Prandoni!

October 13, 2023

Dr. Prandoni is a clinical psychologist and the Training Director at El Futuro, a community mental health clinic that provides bilingual therapy services to the Latine community in Durham, North Carolina.

How We Talk About Autism and Why it Matters Webinar

May 26, 2023

Person-first or identity-first language? Is it okay to say high or low functioning? How do we avoid ableism and describe autism in an affirming way? This webinar discusses how to use language that effectively communicates respect and inclusion when we communicate about autism with clients, families, the community, and in research.

Registration for Medical and Mental Health Project ECHO Autism Now Open!

December 13, 2022

Registration for Project ECHO Autism is currently open for primary care providers in North Carolina and mental health professionals who work with individuals on the autism spectrum of any age in their caseload and who would like to develop their expertise in working with this population.