The diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has grown dramatically throughout the country, creating critical shortages in qualified personnel to deliver evidence-based services to maximize the academic, social and communicative potential of this population.
Early intervention programs, K-12 school programs and private and not-for-profit therapeutic agencies and organizations are desperate for trained personnel who understand the needs of this special population.
Students with ASD have a range of abilities, but those with severe disabilities pose the greatest challenge to teachers, parents and communities.
Who should consider this program:
Pre-school, elementary or secondary level teachers
Special education teachers
Community agency professionals
Anyone wanting to make a career change to teach special education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Severe Disabilities
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.
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