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TEACCH: An Intervention Approach for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families

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The TEACCH autism program is a clinical service and professional training program dedicated to serve individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of all ages and ability levels and their families. Established in the early 1970s by Dr. Eric Schopler and colleagues, the mission of TEACCH is to enable individuals with ASD to function as meaningfully and as independently as possible in their community by providing exemplary services to individuals, their families, and the professionals who serve and support them, and by generating and disseminating theory, practice, and research on autism nationally and internationally. TEACCH is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a statewide presence, including regional service clinics across North Carolina, early intervention and supported employment programs, and a model adult residential community.

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Van Bourgondien, M.E., Coonrod, E. (2013). TEACCH: An Intervention Approach for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their Families. In: Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J. (eds) Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5301-7_5

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