College of Arts and Sciences

Counseling Concentration in Autism

About the Concentration

This concentration responds to the increased need for trained professionals to work with children with autism and their families. Living with autism generates many challenges and families often report high levels of stress as they learn to cope with a variety of issues, from personal relationships to supporting siblings and finding appropriate services throughout the person’s lifetime. Even though no single treatment has been identified to cure autism or other severe disability, a good therapeutic and educational program can effectively teach skills that will improve the person’s independence, as well as reduce the occurrence of challenging behaviors that frequently hinder the person’s participation in typical community activities.

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