Degrees & Certifications

With 1 in 44 children under the age of 21 currently diagnosed with ASD, there is a large and growing demand for highly skilled professionals in fields that are relevant to autism.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student — or an adult learner returning to Saint Joseph's University to complete your degree — the hands-on experiences offered by the Kinney Center complement multiple curriculums and certifications offered to help you achieve your clinical, academic and career goals in a variety of dynamic autism-relevant career paths.

In addition, if you are already a practitioner working in a field that is relevant to autism, Kinney offers continuing education unit (CEU) training opportunities that will help you keep up to date and optimize your services for those with autism.

We are working to create pipelines for people to not just become teachers, but nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers, and medical doctors."

Joseph McCleery, PhD
Joseph McCleery, Ph.D

Kinney Center Academic Director

Programs for All Levels


If you are interested in pursuing further studies and enhancing your professional skills, Saint Joseph's University offers several programs related to education and autism studies.


Saint Joseph's University offers several graduate-level certificate programs that will help further grow your professional career and prepare you to work with individuals living with autism.

Student Spotlight


The Kinney Center is a judgment free place that is accepting of everyone, and the people that work there are so friendly and passionate about working there."

Bobby Swift '22

Special Education Major with ABA Concentration


The Kinney Center has not only had an impact on my life, but the lives of many others in such a positive way. It has helped me determine my path and always gives me a reason to smile!"

Hannah Lobley '21

Health Education and ABA


I am so grateful for the experiences the Kinney Center has provided me thus far because it has guided me towards my passion of working for the autism community."

Clare Peropat '22

Health Education with an ABA concentration

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