About the Work Group on Autism Research and Training

Clinical Services


The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART) offers clinical services through its alliance with the Center for Child Health and Development (CCHD) at KU Medical Center. The CCHD is directed by Dr. Matthew Reese, a clinical psychologist who specializes in autism and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Reese is also the co-director of K-CART.

The CCHD diagnoses and develops treatment recommendations for children with developmental disabilities.Teams provide assistance to families, teachers, doctors and others who work with them. Professionals, along with the family, develop a thorough understanding of the child’s strengths and needs. Many children and youth seen at the CCHD present developmental and/or behavioral challenges that are often puzzling to families, physicians or teachers. The goal is to accurately diagnose the problem, understand the reasons and recommend the most effective treatments.

Call 913.588.5900 to talk with the Intake Coordinator and/or Social Worker to determine which clinic is the most appropriate for your child.

You will also want to visit the extensive CCHD web site for further information regarding services and resources.

The Center for Child Health and Development is a member of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). AUCD is a national network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice through research, education, leadership and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities.

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), located in Silver Spring, MD, promotes and supports a national network of interdisciplinary centers on disabilities. The members of AUCD represent every U.S. state and territory and include 64 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), 35 Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs and 20 Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (DDRC). Together, these organizations advance policy and practice through research, education, leadership and services for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families and communities, in support of independence, productivity and satisfying quality of life.


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