The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center lists additional resources as a service only. We are acting as a conduit for information which may be beneficial to parents, families, clients, and professionals impacted by autism spectrum disorders. Listing these organizations and/or services does not necessarily indicate the endorsement of The University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center. UNT is committed to the use of evidence-based practices to ensure only the highest quality services are delivered.
The Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are working with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative to find thousands of people with autism and their families to create the nation’s largest autism study. It’s simple — you can register online, contribute a saliva sample using a collection kit from your own home, and you can earn up to $50 for your efforts.
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, the Autism Society is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. Through its strong national network of affiliates, the Autism Society has spearheaded numerous pieces of state and local legislation.
The National Autism Association of North Texas provides a comprehensive list of resources and information for individuals and families in the DFW area who are impacted by ASD. Click here for the Parent Resource Packet (Adobe PDF).
The UNT Department of Educational Psychology – Autism Intervention Program provides graduate level students with exceptional autism specialization training. This program prepares personnel to assume leadership roles in the field of autism research, education, and training.
The UNT Department of Behavior Analysis provides students with a number of experiences in the classroom, research laboratories, and applied settings. As the first nationally accredited program by the Association for Behavior Analysis, the department of Behavior Analysis accepts students from all over the world in an effort to provide the most effective training in Behavior Analysis. In addition, the department of Behavior Analysis is one of the few programs in the country providing an on-line Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) program.
The National Autism Center, an affiliate of the award-winning nonprofit organization May Institute, focuses on the promotion of evidence-based practices. The NAC is dedicated to serving children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders by providing information, promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive resources to families, professionals, and communities.
The National Professional Development Center is a multi-university center promoting the use of evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The NPDC operates through the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the M.I.N.D. Institute at the University of California at Davis Medical School, and the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
In 2007, the National Professional Development Center received funding to promote the use of evidence-based practices in programs for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. During this time the National Autism Center was working on the National Standards Project, also in an effort to promote the use of evidence-based practices. The results of this simultaneous research between the NAC and the NPDC led to the development of a detailed comparison table, identifying the similarities and differences between the results of the two projects.