About the Work Group on Autism Research and Training

Training and Academic Programs


Kansas Early Autism Training The Autism Training Program

The Autism Training Program (ATP) at the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training is designed to provide professionals who work with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and family members of individuals affected by an ASD with a basic understanding of evidence-based strategies to increase learning and decrease behaviors that interfere with learning. The program is designed to increase intervention with a focus on outcomes such as improved functional skills and social-communicative ability for children, youth, and families.

The ATP also includes a short-term goal of training the service providers participating in the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services Autism Waiver program.

Academic Programs at the University of Kansas

The Department of Special Education offers master's and Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees emphasizing Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers an undergraduate specialty area in Early Childhood Autism Intervention and a master’s and doctoral program in which graduate students may also specialize in autism intervention. Both ABS programs fulfills the course requirements for the Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst examination.


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