Baylor Autism Resource Clinic
Created in 2008, the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) has become an increasingly significant resource for Central Texas families dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a place where Baylor students gain valuable skills and experience.
Each June, the BARC holds a week-long day camp on Baylor's campus for children with autism. Up to 25 individuals (ages three to 21) participate, and about a dozen Baylor students have the privilege to serve as camp counselors. Additionally, the BARC offers assessment, consultation and support group services. One of those services, "social circles," is a group-based social skills program facilitated by school psychology graduate students under faculty supervision, where children and teenagers with autism learn to make friends, take turns and engage in conversations.
Your gift will help the clinic provide life-changing experiences while giving Baylor students the opportunity to grow in the knowledge and capacity for service necessary for successful careers.
Cost for one assessment $300
Baylor Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
The Baylor Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic annually provides more than 10,000 hours of community service to speech and hearing-impaired children and adults of all ages while giving critical hands-on training for graduate clinicians.
The clinic offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a wide range of communication disorders on a year-round basis and, with support from the Scottish Rite, also annually hosts Camp Success, a free literacy and language program for children diagnosed with language and reading disorders.
By making a gift to this program, you will join others in creating a strong foundation for the clinic's work in providing the highest quality care for its clients and offering its students outstanding experience as they prepare for full-time positions in the field.
Cost of speech assessment for one child $250
Cost of two semesters of treatment for one child or adult $500
Tropical Diseases Research
Baylor University recently partnered with Baylor College of Medicine's National School of Tropical Medicine to create a program that introduces students to the field of tropical medicine, helping them determine the direction of their careers.
The two-week Summer Institute Program, held at BCM in Houston, guides Baylor students in exploring global health, epidemiology, public health, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and neglected tropical diseases.
The need for more doctors in the field is great, with tropical diseases plaguing more than 1 billion people worldwide. In 2013 the Institute's first cohort comprised 10 students, and that doubled to 20 students the following summer. In addition to the institute's work, this past year saw the first-ever joint faculty appointments between Baylor and BCM, with two of the preeminent experts in the fields of global health, vaccinology and tropical disease at BCM also teaching at Baylor.
Your gift will support the growth of this new program and its expanding role in addressing a critical global healthcare need.
Cost of one student to attend the Summer Institute Program $1,900
Cost of one student's room and board for the Summer Institute Program $400