The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program is…
A University-based system of community regional centers that offers a set of core services along with unique demonstration programs meeting the clinical, training, and research needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and professionals across the state of North Carolina. TEACCH Autism Program, founded by Dr. Eric Schopler in 1972, is a model for other programs around the world. TEACCH Autism Program provides clinical services such as diagnostic evaluations, parent training and parent support groups, social play and recreation groups, individual counseling for higher-functioning clients, and supported employment. In addition, TEACCH Autism Program conducts training nationally and internationally and provides consultation for teachers, residential care providers, and other professionals from a variety of disciplines. Research activities include psychological, educational, and biomedical studies.
The administrative headquarters of the TEACCH Autism Program are in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and there are seven regional TEACCH Centers around the state of North Carolina.