The crowd at a previous Back to School Bash

UA Autism Clinic Hosts Back to School Bash

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic will provide a fun-filled afternoon for families at the third annual Back to School Bash July 29. 

The Back to School Bash will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. behind the UA Autism Clinic, located at 904 Anna Avenue, on Butler Field where the Million Dollar Band practices.

Funded through a grant provided by the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama, the Back to School Bash will offer free activities, face painting and school supplies while they last for students from pre-K through 12th grade. The event will also include food trucks and a raffle for participants.

“The Back to School Bash is a way for the UA Autism Clinic, with the support of the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama, to support our community by providing school supplies as well as an opportunity for families to connect with each other, learn more about resources and enjoy an afternoon of fun before kicking off a new school year,” said Dr. Laura Stoppelbein, director of the UA Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic. “It is important to us that families feel supported and valued, and the Back to School Bash is a way we can show that.”

The UA Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic provides support to individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorder and associated mental health concerns through comprehensive evaluation and therapy services, research opportunities and consultation services. The clinic also provides professional training and in-services for parents and professionals in central and west Alabama.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,, 205-348-8325