Welcome to Casper
The Center for Autism Spectrum Evaluation, Service, and Research (CASPER) is a program within the UK Psychoeducational Assessment, Consultation, & Research Center (PACER) and the School Psychology Program in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. CASPER provides psychological services of diagnostic assessment, social skills evaluation, individual and group social skills therapy, and consultation intervention using COMPASS—an evidence-based consultation, treatment planning, and implementation model that improves adaptive and social functioning within school environments.
If your child was recently diagnosed...
Please know that you are not alone. Many moms and dads, single and together, have walked in your shoes. Today, more than ever, these parents have valuable experiences to share. We will do our best to help you to connect to parents who have been through what you are experiencing and to help you get information you need to make decisions about the care of your child and your family. To get started, click here for a list of 10 things to do after your child is diagnosed.
The mission of UK Casper is: (a) to provide specialized services and supports to parents, caregivers, family members, children, and adults affected by ASD; (b) to provide advanced supervised training in ASD to students to improve our workforce; and (c) to conduct services research on ASD.