Pearl Duck Autism Center

Pearl Duck Autism Center

The mission of the Pearl Duck Autism Center is to provide exceptional research based educational services to children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders ages 18 months to 5 years. We train parents, family members, and current and future teachers to implement research-based practices in family homes and schools. We engage in research to improve the educational outcomes and quality of life for children with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities and their families

Guiding Principles:

  • Focus on Early Intervention
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Educating Parents and Professionals
  • Research
  • Assessments and Interventions
  • Research Supported Assessment
  • Specific to Autism and other DDs
  • Providing Adaptive Behavior Interventions
  • Parent and Community Training
  • Focus on Early Intervention
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Educating Parents and Professionals
  • Teaching Future of Early Interventions

For Parents:
Pearl Duck Autism Center provides educational programming to parents on issues relevant to autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disorders including social communication treatment, play intervention, and behavior intervention programs. Our programs require parent or other family member involvement to improve the generalization of intervention outcomes to the child’s home and community. We provide initial clinic-based assessment and parent education followed by home-based coaching and support during naturally occurring family routines.

For Professionals
We provide current and future early childhood interventionists, teachers, and other professionals (e.g., speech language therapists, behavior analysts) with training in research-based interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities and family-centered practices. Services include workshops, clinic-based training, and consultation. Supervision for future board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) can also be arranged.

Faculty:
Wendy Machalicek, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Location and Contact information:
3690 West 1st Ave
Eugene, OR
97402
Email: wmachali@uoregon.edu
Call: 541.346.4404