Autism Studies

SJU’s Kinney Center to Provide Unique Summer Experience

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PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2013) —For most kids, summer brings camp experiences that provide an opportunity to make friends, learn or hone a skill and keep busy. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes these opportunities are especially important for youth on the autism spectrum.


Spare Change Adds Up Big for Autism

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PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2013) —From July through September, coin collection boxes at Wawa Food Stores registers across Pennsylvania will gather donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.


SJU Marks Autism Awareness Month

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PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2013) —Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a week of events, April 7-12, aimed at raising autism awareness and promoting the Center’s growing list of services for the autism community.


SJU Launches BACB-Certified Online Autism Studies Certificate

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PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 21, 2012)- The College of Professional and Liberal Studies at Saint Joseph’s University is addressing the rapidly growing need for certified, educated and compassionate professionals to care for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by gaining the approval of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® (BACB), for its unique online autism studies certificate and concentration with the Department of Health Services.


Violent Crime Doesn’t Fit in the Autism Puzzle

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As investigators begin to piece together a profile of Connecticut school massacre gunman Adam Lanza, much is being speculated about his possible Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis.


SJU Addresses Needs of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

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PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2012) — As the autism population expands, so too have service options, especially for children. But a growing number of individuals with autism are adults, or are approaching adulthood. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University is adding two programs with the aim of improving quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Special Education Program Receives Autism Endorsement

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PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2012) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has granted Saint Joseph’s University’s special education program the Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement for a four-course, 12-credit specialization. Saint Joseph’s University is one of nine select universities that have received this Endorsement from the PDE.


Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Hosts Fall Carnival

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What: The Kinney Center will host a carnival for families and donors, the SJU community, and the local autism community. The carnival is one of many events celebrating the official inauguration of C. Kevin Gillespie S.J. ’72 as 27th president of Saint Joseph’s University. The carnival will feature games and activities, food, and face painting for all ages.

When: Monday, Oct. 8, 2012  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine


SJU Hosts 5K Run/Walk in Support of Autism

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PHILADELPHIA (September 25, 2012) —Saint Joseph’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk to raise money to support services for children with autism and their families. The race will take place on Sat., Oct. 13 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.


Wawa Supports SJU’s Kinney Center for Second Year

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PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 11, 2012) — Now through March 7, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Funds from the collection specifically support Camp Kinney, a unique five-week summer experience that combines children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their neuro-typical peers.