The Auburn University Regional Autism Network was established by legislative action, under the direction of the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council.  Auburn University, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), the University of Alabama, and the University of South Alabama, is charged with the task of providing resources and training for persons of all ages in the state of Alabama who have autism spectrum disorder.


Who We Are

Maria Gutierrez
Family Navigator, Regional Autism Network
(334) 844-7648
Doris Adams Hill
Associate Research Professor

What We Do

  • Provide community members with general information about autism spectrum disorder
  • Guide callers to resources available to meet individualized needs
  • Assist with problem-solving for individuals, families, and professionals who work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder
  • Provide information about Best Practice Standards developed and endorsed by the Alabama Autism Interagency Coordinating Council (AIACC)
  • Provide opportunities for training and consultation to parents and professionals that are specific to needs identified in the region by utilizing the collective expertise of various departments and programs within Auburn University
  • Identify and promote the development of programs that are under-represented in the region to benefit individuals with autism spectrum disorder, their care providers, and educators

Who We Serve

We serve residents of Alabama's Region IV counties (Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, and Tallapoosa ) who have questions, concerns, or resource needs regarding themselves, a family member, friend, client, patient, or student with diagnosed or suspected autism spectrum disorder.


Last updated: 11/25/2023