Center for Autism Co-Director Dr. Jason Baker, Center intern Lacey Trent, Co-Director Dr. Erica Howell, Linda Whitaker and her husband, Fullerton Mayor Bruce Whitaker at the Mardi Gras for Autism Event in Downtown Fullerton

“No Limits” CreativDSCF7052e Dance Classes for Children with Special Needs

The CSUF Center for Autism and McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts are excited to announce the launch of “No Limits” creative classes for children with special needs. This session of classes will provide eight weeks of musical theater classes starting January 25 2016, from 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm and eight weeks of dance instruction starting January 29 2016, from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Dance class with adults with disabilities will be starting January 30 2016, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.

Staff and peer mentors are trained in positive behavior supports. In addition, specific strategies will be employed throughout instruction so that dancers encounter an encouraging and flexible environment to experience success in. Check out the flyer for more information.DSCF7073


No Limits Dance Flyer

No Limits Musical Theater Flyer

No Limits Dance with Adults Flyer


California State University, Fullerton’s Annual Autism Conference

California State University Fullerton will be taking a hiatus from the conference this year but please see below for videos from our past conferences.

California State University Fullerton’s 9th Annual Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders co-hosted by the AIMS grant and the Center for Autism took place on April 24-25, 2015. The well respected national speaker and self-advocate, Stephen Hinkle, was our keynote and we also had some amazing breakout session speakers!

Please view the video and/or audio recordings of past conference keynote speakers:

2011 Conference (YouTube)

2008 Conference (YouTube)

SOCIALS for Adults with Autism and Their Caregivers

We are excited to announce collaborative events between CSUF’s Center for Autism, Chapman University, UC Irvine, and the Family Autism Network: social events for adults with autism in the community! On April 3 2016, Chapman University will be hosting the second Social of the school year. If you are interested in attending future events, please check back at the start of each semester for further information.

SOCIALS Flyer Spring 2016

Erica Howell PresentingConsultative Services for Community Groups

Are you a church group or after school club striving to involve students with autism or related disabilities in activities? The Education Core will provide complimentary one hour trainings on-site to community groups. The presentation shares how to apply inclusive strategies so that all people can learn together. Email for more information. Trainings limited to a 20-mile radius.

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