The Autism Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Our friends just call us TAP*.
We are a community-focused program of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois. Our Resource Room is housed in the Family Resiliency Center and provides a place where families and professionals can find information or preview materials that might be helpful to them.
We focus on:
- Providing a resource and referral center for parents and professionals.
- Developing and evaluating model programs in training, treatment, and family support.
- Facilitating collaborations between agencies, schools, and individuals that enhance the community’s capacity and quality of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.
Many different types of materials are available in the TAP Resource Room. All of our materials are free, and can be customized to meet individualized needs. TAP staff and student interns are available to meet in person or via phone/email to collectively brainstorm creative problem-solving solutions. Many of our materials can also be translated to Spanish. These materials include:
- Books and DVD’s for checkout
- Teaching kits containing structured teaching activities for checkout
- Learning aids
- Flyers, articles, brochures, and booklets from local, state, and national organizations which are free to the public
Come visit us or check out our online resource room!
Funding and support for TAP is provided by:
- Private donors to the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and to TAP
- The Carle Foundation
- The Christie Foundation
- The Department of Human Development & Family Studies
- The Family Resiliency Center
- The Department of Psychology
- The Department of Special Education
TAP-UIUC was formerly part of a state-wide network of resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the state of Illinois and are one of their five Regional Training Centers. The Illinois TAP Network was disbanded due to the budget impasse of 2016. The funding stream was renewed through June 2017 although most network sites had already closed. Because of generous community donations, TAP was able to keep our doors open and receive the funding that was approved from the state.