Phone: (919) 542-1910
B.A. summa cum laude, Special Education and Early Childhood Education, High Point College
M.Ed. Special Education, Fayetteville State University
Ph.D. Special Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Since 2002, Dr. Reichle has been the Director of the Carolina Living and Learning Center (CLLC), part of the TEACCH Autism Program. The CLLC is a residential and vocational treatment program for adults with autism located on a 79 acre farm in Chatham County. Developed in the late 1980’s, the CLLC provides a model for utilizing TEACCH methods with adults with autism. In addition to its statewide program housing 15 adults with autism, the CLLC also serves additional students and adults with autism in our vocational program. With an annual budget of approximately $2.3 million and 45 fulltime and 16 part-time staff members, much of Dr. Reichle’s work at the CLLC involves clinical administration. The TEACCH philosophies of collaboration and individualization guide her work as the Director with interactions with the CLLC residents and their families, CLLC staff members, and the wider community. As a model program for the demonstration of the TEACCH method applied to vocational and residential skills, the CLLC receives many visitors each year to tour the facility. In her role as Director of the CLLC, Dr. Reichle is often involved in leading trainings for staff members and for workshops held at the CLLC. With the proximity to the University, the CLLC also has the opportunity to participate in the training of undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to sharing information locally, Dr. Reichle has traveled to other states and countries to disseminate the knowledge gained through the TEACCH program and the CLLC.