The Rich Center for Autism, established in 1995, is located on the campus as a component of the Beeghly College of Education. Realizing that autism is a major educational challenge for parents and teachers, the founders established The Rich Center's goal: to improve the conditions with which children with autism learn to live. By combining current research about autism with the newest and most innovative theories in education, The Rich Center for Autism offers hope that children affected with autism can reach their full potential. Therefore, the primary emphasis is on teaching and research as well as focusing on the intensive training to children with autism.
The Rich Center for Autism fulfills the mission to prepare educators, medical specialists, other professionals and para-professionals who serve individuals with autism in best practices for teaching and caring for these special people; to increase our knowledge base through the promotion of scholarly research in a living laboratory; to provide public service and advocacy on behalf of those affected by autism. These goals are accomplished through the Academic Program, the Research Program, and the Public Service Program, which includes Professional Development Program, Full School Year Program, Summer Program, and Outreach Consultation Program.
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