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Founded in 2003, the Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program is a training and research center in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University that aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through its three-fold mission:

  • Education: ASSERT staff provide research-based support to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families in the greater Cache Valley Area through the on-campus model classroom.
  • Research: ASSERT staff conduct and disseminate research on effective behavioral intervention techniques for individuals with ASD as well as methods of training parents and professionals to use these techniques.
  • Training: ASSERT staff provide short- and long-term training and consultation to teachers and other professionals who work with individuals with ASD.

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For Parents

If you’re the parent of a child with ASD and are interested in receiving services from ASSERT, click below for more information.

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For USU Students

USU students can be involved at ASSERT as either volunteers or paid employees. To learn more about opportunities, click below for more information.

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For Professionals

ASSERT provides training to current special educators and related service providers through workshops and consultation services. Click below for more information.

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