Category Archives: College News tagged with 'autism'

Job services lacking for people with autism, college study finds

As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research led by Michigan State University education scholars. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder turn 18 years old every year in the United States, and these “transition youth” – shifting… Read More »

Scholarship recipients to help meet state demand for autism services

Ten students from across the state have received full scholarships for the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Michigan State University. These scholarships will see recipients through courses in which they will learn how to design, implement and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. At the end of their studies,… Read More »

Video could transform how schools serve teens with autism

Video-based teaching helps teens with autism learn important social skills, and the method eventually could be used widely by schools with limited resources, a Michigan State University researcher says. The diagnosis rate for Autism Spectrum Disorder for 14- to 17-year-olds has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Centers for Disease… Read More »

Program helps meet Michigan demand for autism services

Michigan State University will help fill the state’s shortage of professionals qualified to treat autism by offering a new program starting this fall. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) will be offered completely online in connection with the Special Education master’s degrees at MSU. Some 16,000 students in Michigan have various forms of… Read More »

Autism services in Michigan public schools research presented

The results of a first of its kind study of public school services provided to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were presented to the Michigan State Board of Education Sept. 13. Researchers Summer Ferreri, assistant professor of special education, and Sara Bolt, associate professor of school psychology, both within Michigan State University’s Department of Counseling, Educational… Read More »

New research: Autism and the iPod app

Since hitting the iTunes store in April 2009, one iPod touch application has been quickly catching on as a way to help people who have difficulty speaking – especially children with autism. But Proloquo2Go, as it’s called, has little if any research data to prove how well it works with that population. This spring, a… Read More »