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Graduate students from the Communication Disorders & Science program work with young children in the Speech & Language Clinic.
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Some of the CASD Graduate Assistants spreading the word about CASD opportunities on campus!
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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 providing the Southern Illinois region high-quality services and leadership for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Our center focuses on Community Service, Student Training, and Research.

TAP Services Directors
Valerie Boyer, PhD
Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CCC-SLP

Screening Team Supervisors
Valerie Boyer, PhD
Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CCC-SLP

Language and Learning Group
Valerie Boyer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Lilith Reuter-Yuill, M.S., BCBA, CCC-SLP
Lesley Shawler, PhD, BCBA

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

Graduate Assistants
Gabriella Castaneda-Velazquez
Candie Foster
Emily Pali
Lauren Bandel
Madison Steele
Brandy Warner

*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).