The Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center opened
The Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center at Truman State University recently marked its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony during their homecoming festivities. This initiative, which began in 2015, repurposes a former elementary school into an interprofessional center offering comprehensive assessments and interventions for children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center is all set to commence client services in the coming weeks.
University President Susan L. Thomas expressed enthusiasm for this transformative project, underscoring the persistence and collaboration of individuals and organizations that made the center a reality. Financial backing, totaling over $12 million, was provided by the Missouri legislature, a congressional earmark from Senator Roy Blunt, the Sunderland Foundation of Kansas City, and Adair County SB 40.
The center will serve the Kirksville, Missouri community's needs while enhancing the education of Truman's graduates in various health-related programs, including applied behavior analysis, counseling, and nursing. Truman students will receive supervision from licensed professionals. In-person services will begin later this fall, and interested clients can initiate the pre-certification process through an online form on the center's website.
Cordogan Clark served as the Architect and Engineer for the new Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center at Truman State University.