Dr. Rowe provides an understanding of the Kinney Center’s association to the autism education program and the student benefit.
INTERVIEWER: Can you describe the center's association to the autism education program and the student benefits?
SUBJECT: The Kinney Center itself is not allowed to offer an academic program. We are a center. So the academic program part, there's multiple academic programs around the university dealing with autism. Special ed, of course, is one. We have the minor. We have an applied behavior analysis graduate program over in sociology and criminal justice.
So there's programs that exist around the university. This will fit in the Department of Health Services. So it's aligned with an allied health basis so it makes sense to be there.
The Kinney Center primarily teaches undergraduates in terms of training because it's a full-time position. However, it's possible that there could be some graduate-- we do offer graduate assistantships for potential students. And it's possible that we could offer a learning environment for a handful of undergraduates that are studying CPLS.
There are a ton of resources available for students that are studying online in terms of being able to have access to the staff here and asking questions and those sorts of things.