Texas Tech University

Project CASE

photo of John Garbutt at work

John Garbutt, a Washington state native and freshman Biology and Chemistry major at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, is a participant in Project CASE and is preparing for a career in epidemiology.

Texas Tech University
Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
P. O. Box 41071, MS 1071
Lubbock, Texas 79409-1071
Project CASE webpage

Project Director
DeAnn Lechtenberger

Project Period
October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2016

Project Objective
Project CASE (Connections for Academic Success and Employment) helps students with developmental disabilities, ages 18–25, who are interested in furthering their education beyond high school, exploring careers and pursuing meaningful employment. Project CASE is a rural partnership of the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research; Texas Tech University; South Plains community college; the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS); and local business partners.

State Plan Goal 1
Create and support promising practices that enable people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their communities and to have control over their own lives by 9/30/2021

Geographic Reach

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Area of Emphasis