Burkhart Center for Autism hosts Think Tank conference

Burkhart Center for Autism hosts Think Tank conference

Posted: Updated:

Texas Tech Burkhart Center for Autism hosted the higher education Think Tank Conference Wednesday.

It discusses with educators the strategies, challenges and research related to college students with autism. 

Program Director Deann Lechtenberger says the center is setting an example.

"It comes to show that what we are doing is working and we're helping recruit, retain and graduate students that are very, very bright, but have autism but might not have completed college on their own because they needed other support besides academics," she said.

Ten universities and colleges took part in the conference, including several faculty members from Tech. 


 

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Mostly sunny Saturday, rain chance returns next week

    Mostly sunny Saturday, rain chance returns next week

    It'll be a mostly sunny Saturday, but the clear weather doesn't stick around for long. Get the updated forecast here in the FOX34 Weather Blog. 

    It'll be a mostly sunny Saturday, but the clear weather doesn't stick around for long. Get the updated forecast here in the FOX34 Weather Blog. 

  • Heavy rain in West Texas leaving cotton farmers anxious, uncertain for harvest

    Heavy rain in West Texas leaving cotton farmers anxious, uncertain for harvest

    Another week of rain means another week of anxious cotton farmers in the Lubbock area.  According to the National Cotton Council, West Texas produces nearly two-thirds of the state's cotton. Farmer Alan West said it is difficult to tell what kind of yield is available, given the heavy amount of rain recently.  "We don't want to jump into panic mode yet. It's hard to farm if you're not somewhat optimistic, but this is certainly testing our patience, testing ...
    Another week of rain means another week of anxious cotton farmers in the Lubbock area.  According to the National Cotton Council, West Texas produces nearly two-thirds of the state's cotton. Farmer Alan West said it is difficult to tell what kind of yield is available, given the heavy amount of rain recently.  "We don't want to jump into panic mode yet. It's hard to farm if you're not somewhat optimistic, but this is certainly testing our patience, testing ...
  • Lubbock unemployment rate down to 3 percent; 27 straight months of job growth in TX

    Lubbock unemployment rate down to 3 percent; 27 straight months of job growth in TX

    Lubbock's unemployment rate for September is 3 percent, down from 3.2 percent in August. 

    Lubbock's unemployment rate for September is 3 percent, down from 3.2 percent in August. 

Powered by Frankly