Raising the Standard of Health with Range Community Clinic
The on-site clinic is operated by Range Community Clinic, a non-profit academic health network operated in affiliation with WSU. In collaboration with the program, Range Community Clinic and its specialized clinicians deliver personalized care, wellness strategies and coordinated treatment to improve the health and well-being of children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Telehealth services support children and families in underserved and rural communities.
Educating Health Care Leaders
Students enrolled in WSU health sciences colleges have the opportunity to train with specialized clinicians through the program. Students receive direct clinical training working in the on-site clinic serving children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders with the goal to prepare future health care leaders to serve individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Training experiences are available to students in different disciplines and may occur in either research or clinical settings.
We collaborate with clinical and community partners to support, advocate, and advance clinical research initiatives. This outreach effort includes invited talks, state-wide seminars, and collaboration for grant-funded research.
Advancing Speech and Hearing Sciences
In collaboration with the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SHS), we connect the established expertise and cutting-edge research of faculty to the delivery of comprehensive clinical care. By amplifying the clinical and research training SHS students receive, we set them up for success as future Speech Language Pathologists, a primary discipline serving children with ASD and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Where Health and Research Converge
There is a national rise in children referred for specialty testing for neurodevelopmental disorders and a pressing need for early identification of ASD so that families can receive timely access to appropriate early intervention. To address this public health need, we integrate basic and applied clinical research programs and utilize leading-edge methodological, statistical, and technological approaches to better understand factors affecting neurodevelopment in children with ASD.