Since her career began at Illinois State ten years ago, Bock has likewise played a significant role in the development of the Autism Spectrum Institute (ASI) on campus. Out of their office, Bock and her colleague, Nikki Michalak, run the Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project, which is funded through a grant that they receive through the State of Illinois. The project enables Bock and her team to do action planning for families in the greater Central Illinois area. Not only do they locate community supports for families with children with autism, they go in and provide training and technical assistance to their schools.
Bock's prime area of interest in teaching and research is in traditional autism, although she focuses on the whole spectrum. She has created a diagnostic assessment for Asperger's Disorder, which is at the other end of the spectrum.