USA Regional Autism Network
The University of South Alabama Regional Autism Network was established by legislative action, under the direction of the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (AIACC). The University of South Alabama, along with Auburn University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) and the University of Alabama, is charged with the task of providing resources and training for persons of all ages in the state of Alabama who have autism spectrum disorder.
Who we serve
The USA Regional Autism Network serves residents of our region (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Perry, Washington, and Wilcox counties) who have questions, concerns or resource needs regarding themselves, a family member, friend, client, patient or student with diagnosed or suspected autism spectrum disorder.
What we do
- Provide community members with general information about autism spectrum disorder
- Guide callers to resources available to meet individualized needs
- Assist with problem-solving for individuals, families and professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder
- Provide information about best practice standards developed and endorsed by the AIACC
- Provide opportunities for training and consultation to parents and professionals that are specific to needs identified in the region by utilizing the collective expertise of various departments and programs within the University of South Alabama
- Identify and promote development of programs that are underrepresented in the region, to benefit individuals with autism spectrum disorder, their care providers and educators