The Autism Resource Center

The Autism Resource Center, located at the KU Edwards Campus, is a welcome center with a lending library of specialized books, DVDs and other resources on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  It's a place for families and practitioners to get staff guidance on navigating ASD community resources. Children are welcome and have their own area with toys and books. The Resource Center also holds trainings on a regular basis.

The Autism Resource Center is available by appointment, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 913-897-8471 or by emailing


The Autism Resource Center is located in Suite 270 in Regnier Hall on the west side of the KU Edwards Campus, 127th and Quivira in Overland Park. Parking is free.


The center began in 2009 as a collaborative venture between public and private entities. Bob Clark, then Vice Chancellor at the KU Edwards Campus, provided the suite of offices and a reception area. Materials were purchased using gifts to KCART from the Autism Society of the Heartland, the 2008 senior class at Blue Valley North High School in Leawood, Kan., and from two fundraising events: Caeden's Cause in 2008 and the Kansas City Young Matrons Ball in 2009. Interior design students and faculty at Johnson County Community College volunteered their time to design the space, furnishings and other visual elements.