• CPS - Autism Light it Up

    Autism has become a serious public health issue. In an effort to support organizations dedicated to supporting individuals with autism, Kaplan University’s College of Public Service recently established an official chapter of Autism Speaks U—and is also the only online university to do so.

    Individuals interested in helping raise autism awareness can do so by reading and sharing spotlights and events related to autism that are being featured throughout our site. Below are some of the many autism related stories we are featuring this month about faculty, students, and organizations making a difference in the lives of people struggling with autism.

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    Service Dogs Webinar

    Webinar: Service Dogs and Their Roles in Changing Lives and Protecting Communities. 


    View Kaplan University's engaging webinar on "Service Dogs and Their Roles in Changing Lives and Protecting Communities." The webinar looks at K-9 roles in law enforcement, search and rescue efforts, fire safety and homeland security as well as assistance and therapy dogs, and their amazing, positive impact on those in need.

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    CPS - Autism Speaks U

    Non-Profit Spotlight: Autism Speaks U

    Kaplan University establishes an official Autism Speaks U chapter. Learn about Autism Speaks and their efforts to help people who struggle with autism.

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    Government Spotlight: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

    Learn about the Centers for Disease Control’s online resources on autism spectrum disorders, including screening and diagnosis practices, statistics, research, treatments, and more.

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    Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lisa Wright Reaches Children With Autism

    Professor Lisa Wright shares her experience and insights on working with children who have autism with the Center for Public Service. 

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    Student Spotlight: Cheryl Ocampo

    MS in Psychology student Cheryl Ocampo changed her career path so she could help children with behavioral disabilities. She also has a child with autism which led her to create a nonprofit focused on helping families become the best advocates they can be for their children.

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    Child Behavioral Therapist by Day, Marine Corps Servicewoman on Weekends

    "The children I work with are so special. It is wonderful to see them grow and evolve under my care. Even the simplest tasks can seem so daunting to some of these kids. When they accomplish something, even just tying their shoes, their confidence soars and they can take on new tasks. It is very fulfilling and rewarding."

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