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Autism Center



The Autism Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (AC-ULM) offers a variety of comprehensive evaluations by certified/licensed professionals with the assistance of graduate and undergraduate students. A comprehensive developmental history is completed prior to evaluations that may include a review of medical, social, academic, and relevant factors.

Diagnostic Evaluation
Executive Function Evaluation
Feeding Evaluation
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation


Experienced professionals are available to consult with various agencies on specialized needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Consultations may focus on an individual or modifications within the home, school/program, or other environments. Recommendations for educational, communication and behavioral supports will be offered. Consultative services are limited dependent upon need and member availability.

Direct services may be provided by referral to the Kitty DeGree Speech and Hearing Center, Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling Clinics, or Dental Hygiene Clinic at ULM. Other agencies and businesses may be utilized for referral and follow-up.


Seminars on numerous topics are available for a variety of professionals, paraprofessionals, students and parents. Presentations may take place on the ULM campus for tuition or registration cost. Independent presentations may be contracted at a specific location for a negotiated fee. Half-day (three hours) or full day (five-to-six hours) seminars are available. Contact Dr. David Irwin for more information at irwin@ulm.edu or 318.342.3190.


Fees are charged for evaluations, consultations and seminars/workshops. Payment is due at the time services are provided. A payment plan is available and arrangements can be made with the Autism Center at ULM; third party billing is not provided. A sliding fee scale is available for qualified clients/families.


All evaluations and follow-up services are $50 per evaluation. Payment is due at time services are rendered.


Contact Dr. David Irwin for consultation by the AC-ULM Team for follow-up services. Referrals to ULM Clinics should be contacted regarding services/fees. 


Referrals are based on 1) the needs of individuals and their families; and 2) the availability of faculty/staff/students for services. Below is a checklist to make a referral.


Download: Autism Center Referral Packet .PDF