Developing Undergraduate Coursework in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Department of Psychology, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Cleveland, OH, 44118, USA, .
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Impact Factor: 3.06). 10/2012; 44(10). DOI: 10.1007/s10803-012-1673-y
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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.

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