A new Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Murray State University will expand diagnostic and treatment options for families in western Kentucky, while helping train future health care leaders.
The Center will employ graduate students who work under an experienced, licensed psychologist. This structure helps students gain experience, while reducing costs and the average wait time for evaluations.
“Families in western Kentucky have limited options for seeking timely, affordable diagnosis and treatment options,” said Dr. Sean Simons, the university’s school psychology program director, who will lead the center. “We hope to grow in all areas, including therapy and community support.”