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Graduate students from the Communication Disorders & Science program work with young children in the Speech & Language Clinic.
Some of the CASD Graduate Assistants spreading the word about CASD opportunities on campus!
students at capitol
Graduate students visiting the Illinois state capital to discuss CASD services with our representatives and Illinois residents.

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) is an interprofessional training and research center that provides high-quality services and leadership in the Southern Illinois region for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Services offered include applied behavior analysis, speech-language pathology, and clinical psychology (child clinical and pediatric psychology). Our center focuses on Community Service, Student Training, and Research. The CASD is funded through The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP).

CASD Director and Child Clinical Psychology Supervisor
Michelle Kibby, PhD

TAP Services Director
Valerie Boyer, PhD

Screening Team Supervisor
Valerie Boyer, PhD

Speech and Language Clinic Supervisor
Valerie Boyer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Behavioral Health Consultation Clinic Supervisor
Karla Fehr, PhD

Early Childhood Caregiver Training Clinic Supervisor
Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CCC-SLP

ABA Clinic Supervisor & TAC Site Lead
Kirsten Schaper,M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA

Affiliated Faculty
Mary Ekstrand, Ed.S., BCBA
Jill Hall, Ed.S., BCBA

Graduate Assistants
Gabriella Castaneda-Velazquez
Candie Foster
Emily Pali
Annie Lietz
Sarah Pieciak
Hannah Reiser

*Email is not secure. It can be hacked and emails can accidentally be sent to the wrong address. Please call the clinic instead with all confidential information (618-453-7130).