Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 2646–2649

Developing Undergraduate Coursework in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Authors

    • Department of PsychologyJohn Carroll University
  • Francine Dimitriou
    • Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism
  • Kristine Turko
    • University of Mount Union
  • James McPartland
    • Yale University
Letter to the Editor

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1673-y

Cite this article as:
Masterson, T.L., Dimitriou, F., Turko, K. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (2014) 44: 2646. doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1673-y

Abstract

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.

Keywords

AutismUndergraduateCoursePracticumApplied behavior analysis

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