Autism Studies

Autism Studies Minor Earns Behavior Analyst Certification

02/27/2012

PHILADELPHIA (February 27, 2011) —As the autism field grows, future care providers are seeking the proper training and credentials from their undergraduate coursework to give them a competitive edge. Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support recently applied for and received approval for its minor in autism studies from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB).


Workshop Supports Siblings of Individuals with Autism

04/16/2012

PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2012) - Siblings play an important role in the lives of individuals with autism, and they also face a unique set of challenges. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University began offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as role models, and manage common situations.


Camp Unites Kids with Autism, 'Neuro-Typical' Peers

06/05/2012

PHILADELPHIA (June 5, 2012)—This summer marks the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support’s third year offering children on the autism spectrum and their neuro-typical peers a chance to come together for a unique camp experience. For five weeks beginning June 25, the focus will be on fun, imagination and social growth for all children.


SJU Formally Opens Doors to Autism Center

09/18/2009

PHILADELPHIA (September 18, 2009) — The numbers are terrifying – one in 150 children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD); one in 94 boys; ten percent of all eight-year-olds. With nearly 70 diagnoses each day, the need for support is unquestionable.


SJU Engages Children and Adolescents with ASD in Sports

03/08/2011

PHILADELPHIA (March 8, 2011)—At the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s, athletes of all ability levels living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will get out on the field to play soccer starting this month. The Kinney Center’s new sports program is designed to provide opportunities for individuals with ASD to develop self-confidence, social skills, and a sense of belonging, all while learning how to play a featured sport.


High School Basketball Sensation Reflects on Life with Autism

03/28/2012

<p>Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will feature a lecture by Jason McElwain to mark the University&rsquo;s 8th Annual Autism Awareness Day, on Thursday, April 12.&nbsp; McElwain made national headlines in 2006 when, as the manager of his high school basketball team, he was called off the bench to play in the final minutes of the game and scored twenty points.</p>


Wawa Food Stores Support SJU’s Kinney Center for Second Year

01/11/2012

<p>Now through March 7, coin collection boxes at registers in Wawa Food Stores across Pennsylvania will be gathering donations to benefit Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;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.</p>


SJU Offers Programming to Support Siblings of Individuals with ASD

01/25/2012

<p>Being a sibling of an individual with autism presents a number of unique challenges and opportunities. To address the needs of this essential population, The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University will begin offering Sibshops, workshops designed to help brothers and sisters talk about their struggles and successes, learn to serve as a role models, and manage common situations.


Autism and Behavior Analysis Expert to Present at SJU

01/23/2012

<p>Richard Malott, Ph.D., president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, will present at Saint Joseph&rsquo;s University&rsquo;s Campus Commons on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, &ldquo;Dream Chasers: Passion for dealing with behaviors in autism,&rdquo; is free and open to the public.</p>


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