The Virgin Islands University Center
for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
University of Virgin Islands

Autism & Development Disabilities Research Center (ADDRC)

The ADDRC is a model research, training, clinical, and technical assistance center that focuses on best practices related to early screening and detection of developmental disabilities. This includes best practices in early intervention, the development of language, early academic skills, and adaptive behaviors in infants, toddlers, young children, and learners of all ages.

The ADDRC as a training center is accessible to parents, developmental pediatricians, other medical personnel, teachers, educational practitioners, Head Start and Early Head Start employees, and other allied health professionals. The work of the ADDRC is informed by research-based early intervention practices such as the CDC’s Learn The Signs Act Early Program, methodologies related to Applied Behavior Analysis, Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and other best practices in the field of disability research and treatment.

ADDRC Services:

  • Early Intervention Screening, Detection and Treatment Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers aged 0-5
  • Developmental Milestone Training
  • Treatment Plan Development and Implementation Training
  • Training in the Administration of a Range of Psychological, Academic, Social, Behavioral, Emotional, and Adaptive Behavior Assessments.
  • Certification Training for the Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) Internationally Recognized Credential
  • BCBA Supervision and Training
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments
  • Behavior Plan Development
  • Functional Analyses of Behavior
  • Employment Services for Job Coaches and People with Disabilities
  • Training in the Teaching of Verbal Behavior.
  • Problem Behavior Reduction for all Learners
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Intensive Teaching Techniques (ITT)
  • Naturalistic and Natural Environment Teaching (NET) Techniques
  • Data Collection Protocol Development
  • Practicum Site for Student Teaching (pending)
  • Other Customized Services

For more information about ADDRC services please contact us here.

Contact us for more information and with any questions. As part of the University of the Virgin Islands, we proudly serve individuals in the St. Thomas/St. John and St. Croix districts.