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Overview: The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic (ADDC) provides comprehensive behavioral and academic services rooted in Applied Behavioral Analysis to children, adolescents, and emerging adults with a variety of disabilities and their families. In addition to our individual and group based interventions, the ADDC also provides comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessment services. All services are provided on a sliding scale fee based on family income. All direct services are provided by graduate students earning their masters, educational specialist, or doctoral degrees in the School Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis programs at Mississippi State University while under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

Populations/Diagnoses Served: The ADDC provides services to a variety of diagnoses, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders (e.g., Down syndrome, CHARGE Syndrome, etc.)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Individual Services: Individual services are personalized one-on-one weekly appointments targeting behavioral, social, or academic concerns and include parent/caregiver training. Behavior concerns may include non-compliance, mild aggression, or tantrums. Social concerns may include limited social engagement, functional life skills, and activities of daily living. Academic skills targeted through individual services may include difficulty with reading or mathematics. Finally, the ADDC also works with emerging adults to provide vocational skills training.

Socials Skills Groups: Social skills groups are provided across various ages, including pre-school, early elementary, elementary, middle, and high schools. Groups vary in size depending on need and interest of services. Examples of social skill group interventions may include working on appropriate greetings, back and forth conversation, appropriate play skills, emotion identification, team work, etc.

Assessment Services: The ADDC provides comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessment service. These services may include assessments for autism, special education services, independent evaluations, etc.

Summer Academic & Behavior Camp: The summer academic and behavior camp runs Monday through Thursday, 8am-12pm, each year during the month of July. The camp provides academic (reading and math) and behavior (social skills and individual behavior goals) services to all participants. The camp is offered across all ages (pre-K through emerging adults) and participants are grouped based on age and ability. All participants are provided with a detailed report of interventions and progress at the conclusion of camp.

Autism Liaison Services: The Autism Liaison Services are individualized services provided to degree seeking Mississippi State University students registered with autism or a related disability at Student Support Services. These services are provided through a partnership between the ADDC and Mississippi State University’s Student Support Services. Learn more.