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Autism is a growing concern for families and educators as rates of diagnosis rise. According to the Centers and Disease Control, 1 in 68 children has been identified with the disorder, which occurs across all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.1 Today there is a greater understanding of the specific needs of autistic individuals, which is driving a need for professionals with expertise in research and best practices related to teaching and caring for them.
To meet this expanding need, Saint Joseph’s University offers an endorsement to prepare you to assist and empower members of this population.
About 44 percent of children diagnosed with ASD have average to above average intellectual ability1.
Boys are 4.5 times more likely to be identified with ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement
The ASD endorsement is designed for educators. The curriculum consists of four courses that provide a thorough foundation in the principles, ethics, and methods of best practices in ASD education for individuals of all ages. It promotes teaching skills that fill a growing demand in the special education field for qualified professionals who can provide specialized services for students with ASD. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has officially endorsed this program, signifying that it meets state standards for teaching education in this area.
To learn more about the online Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement from Saint Joseph’s University and how they can serve your career goals, call (215) 473-2695 to speak with a Program Manager or request more information.