Special Education Editorial: Autism Should Be a Singular Discipline for Undergraduate Study

Sara E. Nixon
West Chester University of Pennsylvania


Given its pervasive nature and the amount of knowledge required to appropriately address the individual needs of children on the Autism Spectrum, professionals who assist in treating this disorder medically and educationally should have more than a certificate. This area of study should be a complete college Major, with course outlines specific to the disorder, the research behind them and the options available to support the multitude of complications and complexities relative thereto.

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