A partnership of six university-affiliated programs across New York State with an overarching goal of identifying, disseminating, and assisting in the implementation of evidence-based practices to build capacity to improve services and outcomes for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.

The University at Albany serves as the headquarters for the statewide network, with partners at the University of Rochester; University at Buffalo/Summit Educational Resources, Inc.; New York Medical College/Westchester Institute for Human Development; College at Old Westbury-SUNY; and SUNY Plattsburgh.

Using a regional model approach, an approach demonstrated to be a successful paradigm around the nation for providing services, resources are now available to families and professionals in areas of NYS that have not had access to cost-effective services in the past. Each of the six centers provides high quality autism spectrum resources to individuals and families affected by autism, and to school personnel and community providers.

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BY CAR - Westbury is located immediately north of the Long Island Expressway, Route 495, exit 41N, in the village of Old Westbury, N.Y., approximately 16 miles east of the New York City line. The main entrance to the college is located on the west side of Route 107, approximately one mile north of Jericho Turnpike.

From the LIE, Route 495, east or west - Travel to exit 41 North, Route 106,107. Proceed North for 1.5 miles to the campus entrance.

From the Northern State Parkway, east or west - Travel to exit 35 North, Route 106,107. Proceed north for 1.5 miles to the campus entrance.

BY TRAIN - The Long Island Railroad stops in Hicksville, less than 10 minutes from campus. A campus shuttle runs during peek times during the academic year and taxi service is available year-round.

BY BUS - The MTA route N-20, which travels from Main Street in Flushing, New York, to the Hicksville railroad station, including a stop at the College main entrance. A college shuttle bus meets MTA buses at the main gate during the school year and registration hours, at certain times.

The Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Old Westbury (RCASD Old Westbury) is a university affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. RCASD Old Westbury provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders.