ua's department of special education & multiple abilities announces innovative master's degree in special education with certification in autism
The identification of children with autism has increased dramatically in schools. To meet the need for special education teachers with concentrated knowledge of how to serve those children directly, as well as how to provide support for non-special education teachers who provide instruction for children with autism, the Department of Special Education & Multiple Abilities at The University of Alabama has developed an exciting new innovative program with certification in autism.
Contact Dr. Laci Watkins for more details about application requirements and admission to the program.
The University of Alabama's Dr. Susan W. White, in collaboration with Dr. Brenna Maddox at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Carla Mazefsky at the University of Pittsburgh, have co-edited the new Oxford Handbook for Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions.
From the publisher:
Co-occurring psychiatric conditions are extremely common among people who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Oxford Handbook of Autism and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Conditions presents a compilation of the latest research in this area, summarized by internationally renowned experts. Each chapter presents an overview of the problem or disorder including information on prevalence in ASD and in the general public and a synthesis of the research on etiology, diagnostic best practices, and evidence-based intervention approaches. Case studies bring these concepts to life, and each chapter concludes with suggestions for future research directions in order to further develop our scientific and clinical understanding of the particular comorbidity. Given the fact that comorbidity is often a chronic and pervasive concern, this Handbook takes a lifespan approach, with each chapter touching on developmental aspects of the targeted problem, from early childhood through adulthood. The concluding section of the Handbook is comprised of content on clinical considerations and research approaches, including chapters on medications commonly used to treat co-occurring conditions, strategies for managing crisis situations in this clinical population, and community partnerships within an implementation science framework.
The 19th Annual Alabama Autism Conference will be held at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on February 28, 2020. The conference presents the latest research regarding diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This year's theme will focus on Emerging Trends: Filling Gaps in Our Understanding of ASD.
For more information on the conference and to register, please visit https://training.ua.edu/autism/index.php