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Autism Resources for West Alabama

The Regional Autism Network

The Regional Autism Network (RAN) is funded by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and is staffed by experts in the field of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). RANs strive to connect people with ASD, their families, educators, and service providers to the information, services, and support that best meet their needs. The resource hubs are established for individuals affected by ASD, their families, and other agencies. RANs provide professional training programs, technical assistance and consultation services, individual and family assistance, and public education programs.​

The UA RAN and can be contacted at (205) 348-3131 or by emailing

More information about RAN services can be found at

Treatment and Research Opportunities at The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama Autism Clinic is a collaborator in a number of different research programs at the University.  Many of these programs provide clinical services to children and adolescent free of charge as a part of the research project. These programs are for individuals with ASD as well as typically developing siblings and peers. Visit the Center for Youth Development and Intervention for up-to-date information about current research projects.

UA Clinics/Educational Resources for Children & Adolescents with ASD

UA Speech and Hearing Center 

Provides services including speech therapy and evaluation, information/assistance with augmented communication devices, and therapy for feeding issues/feeding disorders.

Phone: (205) 348-7131
Location: 700 University Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Project Impact 

For children ages 1 to 6 years of age; provides parent training and direct therapy services to children with social-communication delays, commonly seen in individuals with ASD.

Phone: (205) 348-7131
Location: 700 University Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Early Intervention at UA (EI @ UA) 

Provides evaluation, resources, supports and services for infants/toddlers ages 0-3 years with developmental delays.

Phone: (205) 348-4714

UA Autism College Transition and Support (UA-ACTS) Program 

Program for UA College students with ASD that provides support in areas of academic organization/ self-advocacy, social skills daily living/career building, etc.

Phone: (205) 348-9133

CrossingPoints Program

The program provides educational services for individuals with significant disabilities between the ages of 18 and 21 who are still receiving special education services through their schools system or who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability.

Students participating in CrossingPoints receive instruction in the areas of employment, independent living, functional academics, self-determination, socialization, and recreation.

Phone: (205) 348-3180

Resources in the Tuscaloosa/Northport Area

State Resources