Innovative ASD Care in Central Minnesota

The Linda ’74 and Richard Offerdahl Autism Discovery Center (OADC) provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other related conditions. Clients coming to the OADC receive individualized programming that meets their current needs and future goals. All services are provided by St. Cloud State University students working toward careers in autism support, under the direct supervision of doctoral-level, nationally certified behavior analysis faculty.

The Clinic uses evidence-based, collaborative, consumer-driven, culturally responsive, behaviorally based treatments for clients and their families in central Minnesota and beyond. OADC adheres to the ethical guidelines established by the American Psychological Association, the Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts established by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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1 in 36

One in every 36 children who were eight-years old were identified with autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Report

In the 2023 Community Report on Autism conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 36 children were identified with autism at the age of eight. For every one girl identified, there were four boys. Autism is more prevalent in children of color.

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Our Center's Namesake

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The Linda ’74 and Richard Offerdahl Autism Discovery Center was publicly announced April 26, 2023 inside St. Cloud State University’s Brown Hall. The Autism Discovery Center aims to teach clinicians of all levels and backgrounds proper treatments for clients and their families in central Minnesota and beyond. Students of Applied Behavior Analysis at SCSU will be involved in all services provided at the Center, supervised by doctoral-level and nationally certified faculty. Students will receive hands-on training in running sessions, developing programs, collecting data, evaluating progress, meeting with families and training other student clinicians.