UW-Superior is soon offering a nine-credit summer program designed for students and professionals to be certified in Autism Spectrum Disorder. ASD's as they are commonly known, affects one in 68 children in the U.S. and includes related disorders to autism such as Asperberger's Syndrome.
UW-Superior representative Dan Kuzlik says the program is designed as for students, parents, teachers, and other professionals interested in learning more or as a path to a certificate...
"....students make take any one of those three options, or they can take all three and if they take all three, then they are qualified for a credential which is the Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate..."
Two courses have students work with persons with the disorder.
The first class begins June 23, and are concentrated to get Kuzlik says the courses are delivered locally...
".....these are delivered locally through Interactive Television(ITV). We haven't identified a site yet simply because we haven't seen how many students in our area need to have room and then we'll go from there...."
Kuzlik says anyone interested can find out more information online at the Continuing Education Department, or he can be reached at his office at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.