The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) was founded to produce meaningful answers to the questions that most challenge the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) community. By using rigorous research methods and addressing crucial gaps in services, our team seeks to serve those affected by ASD. We also seek to build the capacity of communities to meet the growing needs of individuals with ASD, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Toward that end, we train graduate and undergraduate students to provide services in the context of applied research. We strive to generate innovative, time-efficient, cost-effective treatments that work so that people with ASD can reach their full potential.

The mission of the Ball State University Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder is to help individuals with autism to reach their full potential by:

  • Providing direct supports to individuals with autism and their families
  • Educating and training students and professionals
  • Facilitating the development of evidence-based practice through applied research.

Research projects include:

News & Events  Links

  • School Nurses + Autism Spectrum Disorder + Progressive Programs presents Addressing the Healthcare Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 am - 3 pm, Alumni Center, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. Register here!  For more information see our flyer or email us at
  • Post-Secondary Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference, Friday, April 20, 2018, LA Pittenger Student Center
  • Watch for more information to come!

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