Autism Spectrum Disorders Program at the University of Kansas prepares education and related service professionals for careers in support of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The program covers characteristics; assessment; curriculum, social, communication, and behavior interventions; and sensory and motor issues.
The University of Kansas’s Early Childhood Unified ("unified" refers to the unification of general early education and early childhood special education knowledge and skills with a single early childhood preparation/credential) program prepares early educators to meet the learning and developmental needs of all infant, toddler, preschooler and kindergarten-age children, including those at-risk for and with disabilities.
The Interdisciplinary Early Intervention Certificate (IEI) program willfocus on preparing practitioners (e.g., speech-language pathologists,early childhood special education) to meet the developmental and earlyeducation needs of young children (birth-3 years old) with disabilitiesand those children considered at risk for disabilities and their families.
KU's online graduate certificate in leadership in special and inclusive education is broadly applicable for many different professionals who interact with students with disabilities: educators, administrators, principals, directors, school staff, concerned family members, advocates and more.
Programs Special Education Transition focus on the area of Transition Education and Services focuses on meeting the needs of secondary special education students and young adults with disabilities who are making the transition to adult life.