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MEd with Autism Specialization

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Early Intervention - Master of Education (MEd) with Autism Specialization

The Early Intervention with Autism Specialization program is an academic Master's program that adds an additional focus to the Early Intervention program. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specialized, intensive intervention approaches have been found to greatly improve the outcomes of children with autism, particularly when implemented early in life. The Early Intervention with Autism Specialization program is intended to provide students with knowledge and skills to accurately implement a variety of interventions developed for young children with autism. Student complete courses in the characteristics of autism, applied behavior analysis, strategies for improving social skills and communication, and technology-based interventions. The program also includes a focus on teaching parents, other caregivers, and service providers to implement interventions as a means for further enhancing positive outcomes of children with autism.

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This program fulfills all of the evidence-based coursework for the PA Behavior Specialist Licensure as well as the degree requirements. Follow the link for the certification process.

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