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Service Programs

Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC)

The Evaluation and Developmental Center is a Rehabilitation Institute direct service vocational rehabilitation program assisting the state of Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services with vocational and transitional services for their customers that helps lead to successful employment. The Evaluation and Developmental Center also serves as a training site for the Rehabilitation Institute's degree programs including the Rehabilitation Services bachelor's program, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Rehabilitation Administration and Services master's programs and Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration doctoral program.

Project 12 Ways

Project 12-Ways is part of the Behavior Analysis & Therapy Program and offers a range of services to families in 11 Southern Illinois counties. Its primary focus is to teach children and their parents the skills necessary to get along without abuse and neglect. The guiding philosophy of Project 12-Ways is that family problems can be eased by eliminating stress-producing factors such as unemployment and by teaching parents effective child-rearing skills. It is funded through grants from the Illinois Dept. of Family and Children’s Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders serves as a site for teaching and interdisciplinary training of graduate students who will be the future professionals in their disciplines of behavior analysis, speech language pathology, and other related professions. The Center also is the home for research and evaluation related to creating and disseminating knowledge about autism spectrum disorders. Finally, the Center is the regional focal point in Southern Illinois for service to children with autism spectrum disorders, their families, community service providers, and the public.

Employability Development Program

The Employability Development Program provides vocational rehabilitation training and support to correctional system inmates nearing release and on parole from the correctional system.  Services include job development and placement, work skills training and vocational counseling.

The program is funded through the Illinois Department of Human Services and Title XX Donated Funds Initative.

The Clinical Center

The SIUC Clinical Center serves as a service delivery site and training site for students enrolled in the master’s program in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Services include audiology screening, speech screening and assessment and speech therapy.

Child Behavior Research and Training Laboratory

The Child Behavior Research and Training Laboratory (CBRT Lab) provides a variety of services including assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, as well as academic, language, social, and self-help skills assessment and training. In addition, the CBRT Lab offers in-home training and support for parents. All services are provided by graduate and undergraduate students earning a degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy.