Autism Spectrum Services

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The School of Education and Human Development's Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through interdisciplinary research, training, clinical services, and outreach. As part of this mission, the Sheila C. Johnson Center offers the following clinical services to support individuals with autism: 

  • Diagnostic assessments for ASD for children and adults (ages 18 months and up)
  • Cognitive, behavioral, and/or emotional assessment for treatment planning for individuals who have been previously diagnosed with ASD 
  • Parent training for managing challenging behavior and/or increasing adaptive behavior skills (e.g., toileting, sleep) 
  • Individual therapy for children and adolescents with ASD and associated challenges, including social skills problems, attention and organization, emotional regulation, anxiety, and daily living skills 
  • Group social skills training using the PEERS Social Skills Intervention

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  • Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR)

    The Autism Spectrum Services offered at the Sheila C. Johnson Center are boosted due to our connection with the School of Education and Human Development, and our colleagues across the University.

    The Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative, led by the School in partnership with our colleagues, aims to improve the lives of those with autism through groundbreaking research and training. Learn more about how STAR is strengthening care systems and equipping communities with best practices to support those with autism.

    About STAR
  • Social Skills Group for College Students with ASD

    A social skills group for UVA students with autism. It is 16 sessions and is recommended that college student participants and their social coach attend all sessions.

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