Understanding Autism Minor
Understanding Autism is a 16-credit professional minor that is open to all Wheelock undergraduates. It complements Wheelock's professional majors in education, child life, social work, and juvenile justice and youth advocacy, as well as the major in psychology and human development. This innovative minor will give you an understanding of the cognitive, language, social, emotional, and physical aspects of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, as well as a fuller appreciation for the personal stories of people with autism. An important part of the program is an individually designed research project, which will consider the needs of a child with autism and his/her family in a variety of settings that can include home, school, community settings, and hospitals.
Required Courses (4 credits each):
AUT 320 Foundations of Development in Autism
AUT 322 Assessment and Intervention in Autism
AUT 260 Family Community and Interprofessional Collaboration in Autism Advancing the Field of Autism