Autism Preschool Group at U of A Has Openings

A graduate student and preschool student have fun at a clinic session.
Heidi Wells

A graduate student and preschool student have fun at a clinic session.

The Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Arkansas is recruiting preschool-aged children to participate in the fall semester of the autism preschool group. 

This free program meets from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from Aug. 28 through Nov. 29 on campus. Children who participate in the program are taught in a preschool learning environment using the methods of Applied Behavior Analysis. Each preschool child is assigned a graduate student in ABA to work with them throughout the program. 

Children must meet the following criteria to attend the preschool group:

  • Between 2 and 4 years old
  • Have a diagnosis of autism, developmental disability, or demonstrate behaviors consistent with such a diagnosis, and be on a waiting list for an evaluation
  • Have minimal to no vocal communication skills

Interested parents and guardians should contact Elizabeth Lorah, assistant professor of special education, at


Heidi S. Wells, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions


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