Letter to the Editor

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 2646-2649

First online:

Developing Undergraduate Coursework in Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Tracy Loye MastersonAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, John Carroll University Email author 
  • , Francine DimitriouAffiliated withCleveland Clinic Center for Autism
  • , Kristine TurkoAffiliated withUniversity of Mount Union
  • , James McPartlandAffiliated withYale University

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With rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) continuing to rise alongside improvements in early identification and treatment, service providers are in great demand. Providing undergraduate students with opportunities for education and applied experiences with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can help fill a valuable niche in the autism community. This paper will propose standards for best practice in educating undergraduates about autism spectrum disorders through coursework and practicum experiences.


Autism Undergraduate Course Practicum Applied behavior analysis