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Need information on Autism Spectrum Disorder?

ESC 18 is dedicated to providing quality information, education, and resources to parents, professionals, community, and school personnel involved in the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

General information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, technical assistance, and consultation regarding specific issues are available to parents, individual school districts and/or campuses upon request. Requests may be made to Desiree Caddell by telephone, 432-561-4338 or email


Professional development opportunities are presented in a variety of formats including workshops, professional presentations, make and take work sessions, online training, and conference information.  ESC 18 encourages parent participation in all our trainings and workshop fees are waived for parents of students with disabilities.


TSLAT - Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training


TSLAT offers FREE, accessible autism resources for educators and families! Visit to learn about our Autism Circuit Academy and teacher toolkit, TARGET manual, over 90 online courses, video gallery with parent, expert, and teacher interviews, Strategies-in-Action, mentoring guides, statewide conference, blog, and more. Visit the Contact Us page to connect with your regional autism specialist. Start learning today!

A small Autism Resource library is also available at the Service Center.

TSLAT Webpage

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For available library resources, contact Kathy Bechtel @ (432) 563-2380.

 Desiree Caddell


Desiree Caddell

Autism Educational Consultant



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