Hear Dr. Rowe describe the exciting coursework you will participate in as part of the BS in Liberal Studies – Autism Studies track.
INTERVIEWER: Looking at this autism studies concentration, what's important to you about the course curriculum?
SUBJECT: There are two pieces that are the most important to me and one is the scientific training, really mastering the concepts of applied behavior analysis. That's a critical part for students, to really become very strong in those skills. But the other part I think is equally important and that is the caring side.
This is a chronic condition and so this is a very long process for families. They're going to be living with this likely for the rest of their lives. And again, it's very important that these students really care about the families and the job that they're doing because it's very rewarding, as well. So actually, they benefit by having such a rewarding position and the families benefit because they've got such a great person. So I think both things are equal, the skills themselves and then also the compassion and caring.