UT Center for Excellence in Autism moves into new space, begins helping clients

May 24, 2011 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo Center for Excellence in Autism has moved into its new location in the Kobacker Center and is accepting clients.

The center, which will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, June 10, is located in a 2,700-square-foot renovated space in the north side of the Kobacker Center, facing parking lot 43, on the corner of East Medical Loop and Health Center Drive on Health Science Campus.

The Center for Excellence in Autism is home to unique initiatives to meet the needs of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). By focusing on diagnosis, ongoing evaluation and individualized center- and community-based services, the center is positioned to facilitate meaningful outcomes in all areas of development across the lifespan.

The Adolescent Girl’s and Women’s Wellness Initiative is the first of its kind that will provide comprehensive medical, social and behavioral services for girls and women with ASD that also will include responsible sexuality health, development and abuse prevention opportunities.

“The center is unique in that it addresses the specific needs of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” said Sherry Moyer, executive and research director of the UT Center for Excellence in Autism. “Through cutting-edge research and services, we will be able to address the more complex needs of individuals with ASD as they mature in order to improve the quality of life for everyone involved.”

To learn more about the services, call the UT Center for Excellence in Autism at 419.383.3030 or email autisminfo@utoledo.edu.

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