Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Summer Institute

Take courses toward an ASD Special Education License or ASD Certificate. The ASD Summer Institute provides an opportunity to learn how to meet the complex needs of individuals with ASD.

Dates: Summer 2019

Location: Courses are offered on the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus. Online course options are available during the academic school year.

Autism Spectrum Disorders courses explore:

  • The history and current thinking about ASD, and its impact on social understanding, communication, behaviors, sensory processing and anxiety.
  • Identification and evaluation methods for students with ASD.
  • Processes for establishing priorities for educational needs and individual educational program goals and objectives.
  • Research, resources and ongoing access to ASD information.

Courses Offered*

SPED 702: Communication and Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2-7 p.m., July 15-19 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 20)

SPED 703: Methods and Materials for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (2-7 p.m., August 19-23 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m., August 24 | Or Online during the academic school year)

*SPED 716/SPUG 416: Fundamentals for Student with Mild to Moderate Needs is a prerequisite to these two ASD courses. It is offered online during the academic school year.

How to Register

If you are not a current student at the University of St. Thomas, apply now so that you can register when registration opens in April 2019. Registration for these courses has filled in the past, so register early to secure a spot. You can select to apply as a non-degree, certificate or licensure student.

Students currently enrolled at the University of St. Thomas can register for these courses beginning April 2019.

Financial Aid

If you've already received a degree or license from the University of St. Thomas, you may qualify for a 15% alumni discount. Learn more about financial aid.

About the Instructor

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Dr. L. Lynn Stansberry-Brusnahan is an autism resource specialist and the parent of a young adult with autism. She currently serves on the board for the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She has served on the boards of the Autism Society of America, Autism Society of Wisconsin, the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, and on the Minnesota Independence College & Community Advisory Board. She is a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas and has previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.