UNC TEACCH Autism Program

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Basic Information

Company Slogan: The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program creates and cultivates the development of exemplary community-based services, training programs, and research to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for their families across the lifespan.
Director: Laura Grofer Klinger, Ph.D.
Address: Mailing Address: Campus Box 7180, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7180 Physical Address: 100 Renee Lynne Court, Carrboro, NC 27510
Services For:

Clinical Intervention services are provided to in-state residents. Professional training programs are offered for local, national and international professionals. Visit our training webpage for more information at https://www.teacch.com.

Phone Number: (919) 966-2174
Fax Number: (919) 966-4127
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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 for educators, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists and other service providers in the field of autism. The program includes two certification levels, Practitioner and Advanced Consultant, progressing professionals from a skilled practitioner to a consultation role within their work setting to an advanced consultant who is trained to provide lectures to groups inside and outside their work setting. The TEACCH Professional Certification Program will help to protect the integrity and quality of the TEACCH model and to provide educators and clinicians with a professional certification that allows them to document their use of evidence-based practices. For more information, visit http://teacch.com/trainings/teacch-professional-certification-program/te...

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Membership in Organizations:

TEACCH is affiliated with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Area of Focus/Practice Interest:

A University-based system of community regional centers that offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. TEACCH® Autism Program, founded by Dr. Eric Schopler in 1972, is a model for other programs around the world.

Client Age Group: TEACCH serves individuals of all ages across the lifespan.
Education/Training:

In addition, TEACCH Autism Program conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines. Research activities include psychological, educational, and biomedical studies. TEACCH Autism Program offers a wide variety of training opportunities in North Carolina including Assessment/Diagnosis/Evaluation, Structured TEACCHing, Communication/Social/Leisure, Behavior Management, Adolescents/Adults, High Functioning Autism and Early Intervention. Register Now! The TEACCH Five-Day Classroom Training will be held for several weeks from July through August 2015. For more information, or to register visit at http://teacch.com/trainings/five-day-classroom-training/five-day-classro... Save the Date: The 36th Annual University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program Conference will be held on Thursday/Friday, October 1 & 2, 2015 at The University of North Carolina William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC TEACCH launched its new TEACCH Certification program in January 2014. For more information visit http://teacch.com/trainings/teacch-professional-certification-program/te... In Partnership with North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), TEACCH launched its first on-line training course Structured TEACCHing: Individualized Schedules . To register visit http://www.aheconnect.com/newahec/cdetail.asp?courseid=teacch JOIN OUR TRAINING NEWS by visiting https://www.cvent.com/Pub/eMarketing/Pages/SignUp.aspx?p=873b33a1-7d3b-4...

Professional Work Setting:

The administrative headquarters of the TEACCH Autism Program are in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and there are seven regional TEACCH Centers around the state of North Carolina. To reach the administrative headquarters, please call 919.966.2174 or emailTEACCH@unc.edu.

Services Provided:

Clinical Services:
TEACCH Autism Program developed the intervention approach called "Structured TEACCHing," which is based on understanding the learning characteristics of individuals with autism and the use of visual supports to promote meaning and independence. Each of our clinics offers a variety of evidence-based services enriched by extensive clinical expertise, and notable for its flexible and individualized support of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Our clinical services include:
• Family consultation
• Diagnostic evaluation
• Support groups (parents, siblings, adults with ASD)
• Intervention services (e.g. social groups, anxiety groups, behavior management, parent education)
• Counseling sessions for adolescents and adults
• Supported employment
• School consultation
TEACCH has seven regional centers throughout the state of North Carolina, a supported employment program, and an integrated vocational and residential program for adults with ASD. The Regional TEACCH Centers are located in Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, and Wilmington. To find their contact information, please visit our website at https://www.teacch.com/regional-centers.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

TEACCH Core Values

TEACHING. We share our knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and increase the skill level of others through innovative education, teaching, and demonstration models.

EXPANDING. We are committed to expanding our own knowledge and that of others to ensure that we offer the highest quality, evidence-based services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for their families across the lifespan.

APPRECIATING. We understand and appreciate the unique strengths of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

COLLABORATING AND COOPERATING. We embody a spirit of collaboration and cooperation in our interactions with colleagues, individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, and members of the larger community.

HOLISTIC. We stress the importance of looking at the whole person, their families and their communities throughout the lifespan.

Testimonials:

"One of the Inclusion teacher's at our school agreed to give TEACCH a try starting after we returned from Christmas break....and...two weeks into January I met her in the hallway to these words "I LOVE THIS", "IT WORKS LIKE A MIRACLE!" -- Comment from a Newly Certified TEACCH Practitioner

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Training Services Provided:
TEACCH Autism Program provides training programs locally, nationally and internationally for professional clinicians from various disciplines who specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The TEACCH Autism Program offers a wide variety of training opportunities in North Carolina including Assessment/Diagnosis/Evaluation, Structured TEACCHing, Communication/Social/Leisure, Behavior Management, Adolescents/Adults, High Functioning Autism, and Early Intervention. For a complete listing of current TEACCH training opportunities, please visit our website at https://www.teacch.com/trainings.

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