Center for Teaching and Research in Autism
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TARA Center Mission
In the last 20 years, the growing awareness of autism, the reconceptualization of autism as a spectrum of characteristics, and improved diagnostic techniques have contributed to an increased demand for specialized educational programs in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. Many young adults have benefitted from the development of improved treatments and instructional strategies, and are now enrolling in colleges in greater numbers every year.
The TARA Center at Pace University was established to meet the ever-increasing need for autism support services for college students. The mission of the TARA Center is to promote and support research, training and development to increase knowledge and support research to improve the quality of educational services available to individuals with autism