REGIONAL CENTERS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS

A partnership of six university-affiliated programs across New York State with an overarching goal of identifying, disseminating, and assisting in the implementation of evidence-based practices to build capacity to improve services and outcomes for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.

The University at Albany serves as the headquarters for the statewide network, with partners at the University of Rochester; University at Buffalo/Summit Educational Resources, Inc.; New York Medical College/Westchester Institute for Human Development; College at Old Westbury-SUNY; and SUNY Plattsburgh.

Using a regional model approach, an approach demonstrated to be a successful paradigm around the nation for providing services, resources are now available to families and professionals in areas of NYS that have not had access to cost-effective services in the past. Each of the six centers provides high quality autism spectrum resources to individuals and families affected by autism, and to school personnel and community providers.