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New Grant Enables UNC Programs to Launch Unprecedented Collaboration to Improve Services for Young Children with Autism and their Families

May 13, 2014

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a State Implementation Grant of $900,000 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve services for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. TEACCH is collaborating with UNC Department of … Read more

Students with autism navigate job hunt with help from campus groups

April 23, 2014

article from the Daily Tarheel by Tara Jeffries David Moser, TEACCH Autism Program Accounting Technician A job interview is a daunting task. Pressure builds. Stress looms. The handshake, the nods, the eye contact — it feels like a test. For people with autism, the stress can linger long after the interview is over, as they … Read more

Carolina No. 1 public in autism research

April 7, 2014

Carolina is the No. 1 public institution in the world for autism research. (Image by Melanie Busbee.) Carolina is the No. 1 public institution in the world for autism research, according to a 2012 report from the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a federal advisory committee. Ranked No. 2 overall, Carolina is just behind Harvard University. … Read more

TEACCH increases focus on needs of adults with autism

March 18, 2014

Tom Kuell, one of Extraordinary Ventures’ managers, describes how operations of EV’s laundry business follow the TEACCH model. TEACCH is a community-based program named for its core values of teaching, expanding, collaborating, cooperating and being holistic in its services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. With seven regional centers, a supported employment program, one residential … Read more

NEW! TEACCH Professional Certification Program

February 21, 2014

NEW! Effective January 2014 UNC TEACCH℠ Autism Program Professional Certification As the number of professionals trained by TEACCH has increased and the demand for accountability for quality services for individuals with autism has also increased, the leadership of TEACCH Autism Program decided that it was an appropriate time to establish a comprehensive Professional Certification Program … Read more

TEACCH at Power of Play Conference in Raleigh, NC

February 12, 2014

Kathy Hearsey, Assistant Director of Training, TEACCH Autism Program Kathy Hearsey, Assistant Director of Training, TEACCH Autism Program will be a keynote presenter at the Power of Play conference hosted by the National Inclusion Project at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh, NC on April 9 and 10, 2014. She will speak on “Structuring Play … Read more

TEACCH Autism Program is the recipient of a $120,000 grant, Using Structured Teaching to Promote Employment Skills in Adolescents with ASD, from Autism Speaks

January 7, 2014

Dr. Mark Klinger TEACCH Autism Program at the University of North Carolina is the recipient of a $120,000 grant,Using Structured Teaching to Promote Employment Skills in Adolescents with ASD, from Autism Speaks. As the number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) rises, there will be an increasingly large adult population for whom the … Read more