Autism Resource Center opens at KU Edwards campus

Autism Resource Center opens at KU Edwards campus

On March 24 the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART) threw open the doors to a long-awaited family and practitioner resource center at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor Bob Clark contributed the suite of offices and a library/reception area. Materials and furnishings were purchased with gifts from the Autism Society of the K-CART well-wishers Ian Sneid, Anna Leitch, Kirsten Sneid and Mike Wasmer, D.V.M.

Heartland, the 2008 senior class at Blue Valley North High School in Leawood, Kan., and from two fundraising events — Caeden’s Cause and the Kansas City Young Matrons Ball. Interior design students and faculty at Johnson County Community College volunteered interior design services.

The Autism Resource Center is both a resource and a referral center. Sta help identify autism services and recommend materials to check out from the center, which operates as a lending library. In addition, K-CART sponsors guest lectures and training workshops for parents and practitioners.