The Baylor Autism Resource Clinic (BARC) is part of the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities. The BARC provides a variety of services, including assessments, walk-in consultations, therapeutic groups, and resources for parents and professionals. The clinic's mission is to serve children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to provide support to their families. Thus, services and resources at the BARC focus on social skill development, parent support and training, consultation on issues related to school- and community-based services, as well as diagnostic assessments for ASD and other related symptoms.
The BARC opened in January of 2008, thanks to a grant from the Waco Foundation and support from Baylor University. Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz, Associate Professor in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology, is the founder of the clinic.
The following services are offered through BARC: