Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Approved

The Pennsylvania Department of Education granted Program Approval status to the Special Education Department’s new Autism Spectrum Disorders’ Endorsement program in September 2012.  Saint Joseph’s is one of only nine universities in Pennsylvania that have been approved to offer an autism certification program. The four graduate courses in this program provide a comprehensive overview of autism spectrum disorders and deal with a variety of issues, including  screening, diagnosis, and assessment as well as intervention and instructional strategies.  The Endorsement program emphasizes the integration of research-based theories with authentic clinical experiences.