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Trainee Spotlight: Meet Alexis Rhames

April 1, 2021

One of the Thompson Center’s primary missions is to train the next generation of leaders in the field of autism care. One aspect of this training mission is providing a learning environment for students pursuing their doctoral degrees in psychology. […]

Research Core Spotlight: Meet Hannah Cottrell

March 25, 2021

One of the three primary missions of the Thompson Center is to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the causes of and treatments for autism in an effort to improve the lives of families with autism. One of the ways that […]

Research Core Spotlight: Meet Kathy Hirst

March 17, 2021

One of the three primary missions of the Thompson Center is to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the causes of and treatments for autism in an effort to improve the lives of families with autism. One of the ways that […]

Research Core Staff Spotlight: Meet Samantha Hunter

March 11, 2021

One of the three primary missions of the Thompson Center is to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the causes of and treatments for autism in an effort to improve the lives of families with autism. One of the ways that […]

vanessa and leah clevenger wear sensory headphones

Spreading the News of a “Terrific U”

March 3, 2021

Giving back and helping others realize their own “terrific” selves is something the Clevengers work toward every day. After years of struggling in school, often being called out for behavioral problems stemming from hyperactivity and sensory-seeking behaviors, Vanessa Clevenger told […]

Research Core Staff Spotlight: Meet Amanda Gunn

March 2, 2021

One of the three primary missions of the Thompson Center is to conduct interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the causes of and treatments for autism in an effort to improve the lives of families with autism. One of the ways that […]

Thompson Center Staff Spotlight: Meet Mary Fritz

December 17, 2020

The Thompson Center prides itself on providing the highest level of care to its clinic patient families. While passionate and caring expert providers and trainees at the Thompson Center do amazing work in the evaluation and treatment of patients, achieving […]

Thompson Center Staff Spotlight: Meet Kayla Scherer

December 8, 2020

The Thompson Center prides itself on providing the highest level of care to its clinic patient families. While passionate and caring expert providers and trainees at the Thompson Center do amazing work in the evaluation and treatment of patients, achieving […]

Thompson Center Staff Spotlight: Meet Kristy Jackson

December 1, 2020

The Thompson Center prides itself on providing the highest level of care to its clinic patient families. While passionate and caring expert providers and trainees at the Thompson Center do amazing work in the evaluation and treatment of patients, achieving […]

a picture of the girls only social group at the cat cafe

Girls Only!

December 1, 2020

The most recent autism statistics estimate that 75-80% of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are boys. Because it seems like there are so many more boys with ASD than girls, many autism interventions for children are designed with […]