Texas Autism Research and Resource Center
The Texas Autism Research and Resource Center is a service of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
The purpose of the TARRC is to provide information and support to people with autism spectrum disorders and their families. To accomplish the purpose, the TARRC:
- collects and distribute information and research regarding autism and other pervasive developmental disorders;
- conducts training and development activities for persons who may interact with an individual with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder in the course of their employment, including school, medical, or law enforcement personnel;
- coordinates with local entities that provide services to an individual with autism or another pervasive developmental disorder; and
- provides support for families affected by autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
Additionally, the TARRC provides administrative support to the Texas Autism Council (TAC), including:
- publishing meeting notices in the Texas Register;
- preparing meeting agenda and minutes;
- serving as parliamentarian during meetings;
- maintaining the Texas Autism Council webpage on the HHSC website;
- providing technical support on TAC publications, such as the biennial report; and
- publishing and distributing TAC publications.
The TARRC’s initiatives include: