The Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program at Utah State University provides research-based support to:

  • Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families

  • Teachers and other professionals who work with individuals with ASD

ASSERT has a three-fold mission:

  1. Education: Provide effective educational and behavioral early intervention using research-based best practices.

  2. Research: Conduct research to improve educational and behavioral interventions for children with autism.

  3. Training: Serve as a model training classroom for USU pre-service special education teachers and provide training opportunities for other educational professionals throughout the state of Utah who are interested in learning to work effectively with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

To find out more about ASSERT, click on one of the links at the top of this page.

Dr. Thomas S. Higbee, Director | Phone: 435.797.1933 | Fax: 435.797.3572 | Email: