Autism Studies

Confidence Grows at the Kinney Center

10/18/2017

The harvest abounds at Saint Joseph's Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support, where students on the spectrum are tasting herbs and vegetables they planted this summer. The Kinney Center purchased the aeroponic gardening system after receiving a grant from the Whole Foods' Whole Kids Foundation.


SJU’s Kinney Center Offers Inclusive Halloween for Children on the Autism Spectrum

10/17/2017

For most children, Halloween ushers in an exciting time of the year that features costumes, candy and spooky events. Yet, for many people on the autism spectrum, interacting with strangers and overwhelming lights and sounds can be challenging. To best prepare its clients, SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host its fourth annual Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 20.


Camper and SCHOLAR

Putting the Pieces Together: How SCHOLARS Help Kinney Campers Succeed

06/20/2017

While participants engage in activities like swimming, playing games and learning to cook, SJU’s Kinney SCHOLARS are hard at work making sure everything at Camp Kinney, an accredited camp for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, runs smoothly.


SJU’s Kinney Center to Provide Unique Summer Experience

06/27/2013

PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2013) —For most kids, summer brings camp experiences that provide an opportunity to make friends, learn or hone a skill and keep busy. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University believes these opportunities are especially important for youth on the autism spectrum.


Spare Change Adds Up Big for Autism

06/25/2013

PHILADELPHIA (June 25, 2013) —From July through September, coin collection boxes at Wawa Food Stores registers across Pennsylvania will gather donations to benefit Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support.


SJU Marks Autism Awareness Month

03/28/2013

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2013) —Saint Joseph’s University’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host a week of events, April 7-12, aimed at raising autism awareness and promoting the Center’s growing list of services for the autism community.


SJU Launches BACB-Certified Online Autism Studies Certificate

12/21/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Dec. 21, 2012)- The College of Professional and Liberal Studies at Saint Joseph’s University is addressing the rapidly growing need for certified, educated and compassionate professionals to care for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by gaining the approval of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® (BACB), for its unique online autism studies certificate and concentration with the Department of Health Services.


Violent Crime Doesn’t Fit in the Autism Puzzle

12/20/2012

As investigators begin to piece together a profile of Connecticut school massacre gunman Adam Lanza, much is being speculated about his possible Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis.


SJU Addresses Needs of Adults on the Autism Spectrum

11/08/2012

PHILADELPHIA (November 8, 2012) — As the autism population expands, so too have service options, especially for children. But a growing number of individuals with autism are adults, or are approaching adulthood. The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph’s University is adding two programs with the aim of improving quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Special Education Program Receives Autism Endorsement

11/02/2012

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 2, 2012) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has granted Saint Joseph’s University’s special education program the Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement for a four-course, 12-credit specialization. Saint Joseph’s University is one of nine select universities that have received this Endorsement from the PDE.