Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Hunter College is part of a network of such centers across New York State established in 2007. The administrative unit of the network is the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the State University at Albany, which was founded in 2002 as the pilot for the network.
The mission of the Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Hunter College is to improve educational services to children and youth with autism spectrum disorders in New York City, and to assist families in supporting their children in the home and community. The Regional Center will address the needs of parents and professionals by filling gaps in existing training and support systems. While promoting evidence-based best practice, the Center at Hunter College will be open to an examination of all intervention strategies in light of emerging research and practice data.
The Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Hunter College provides services to New York City families, professionals, schools, and community agencies through:
- Professional development for educators and clinical personnel.
- Program/curriculum development.
- Technical Assistance and Consultation for educational programs.
- Information, resource materials. and seminars/workshops for families.