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SPED 760 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

SPED 760.  Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders.  3 Credits.     

An introductory graduate-level course on autism spectrum disorder. Addresses characteristics of children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. Also surveys trends, issues, and evidence-based practices promoting academic, social, behavioral, and communicative development of learners with autism spectrum disorder.

Master of Science in Education in Special Education

The Department of Special Education offers graduate online and campus based education for students interested in teaching, research, and professional service related to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Since the 1970s, the department has received national and international recognition. The faculty is known for its leadership to the field, commitment to high-quality inclusive learning and development opportunities for children and youth with developmental delays and disabilities, innovative field-based research, and preparation of highly effective educators. The annual U.S. News and World Report graduate program survey consistently ranks KU's Department of Special Education at the top when compared to more than 200 graduate programs in this field. As one of the most comprehensive special educator preparation programs in the country, the department attracts students from many states and countries.