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Unlock Potential for Children with Autism

Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
17 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 01, at 12:00 AM CST
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Unlock Potential for Children with Autism

The USM Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) needs your help to unlock potential for children with autism. Help us secure specialized training that will significantly increase the number of providers who can conduct essential/crucial autism evaluations in our area!

WHY DONATE? A diagnostic evaluation for autism is required before children can access critical autism intervention services. Due to the specialized skillset needed and the complexity of diagnosing autism, few providers offer this service. Even fewer providers offer this service for underinsured or uninsured children. As a result, families often find themselves on long waitlists for autism evaluations. This is precious time that children are missing out on critical interventions and therapy services. We have an opportunity to change that!

WHAT WILL YOUR MONEY FUND? The Center for Behavioral Health and School of Psychology recently received a grant to fund a significant portion of the cost of a two-day ADOS-2 training for our clinicians. The ADOS-2 is the gold standard for autism evaluations and requires specialized training. The training will directly increase the number of providers that are able to conduct evidence-based autism evaluations. 

We need your help to fund the remaining costs of the training. Help us unlock potential and increase the number of autism service providers by donating today!


The USM Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) is the premier behavioral health clinical training facility in the Gulf South region for training future psychologists and counselors. The CBH offers evidence-based assessment and therapy services to our regional community and provides state-of-the-art training experiences for future doctoral-level psychologists and master’s level licensed professional counselors.