• CPS - Autism Circle of Friends

    April is Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated on April 2. To help raise autism awareness, the Center for Public Service is featuring a variety of articles, events, organizations, and spotlights highlighting Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

    Below is a listing of articles and stories that offer information and resources related to autism.  Kaplan University faculty members share their expertise and experience in working with children or adults with autism. Explore the articles below to learn about autism therapies, research, resources, and people who have dedicated themselves to helping individuals struggling with autism.  

    CPS - Donnellan

    Connecting With Autism

    By Elizabeth G. Donnellan, MEd, ABD, Faculty Member, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


    Learn about finding the key into an autistic child’s world during therapy from Elizabeth G. Donnellan and her experience helping  a young boy with autism communicate with the world.

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    CPS - Judith Carroll

    Asperger Syndrome

    By Judith Carroll, EdD, Adjunct Faculty for Kaplan University's Public Safety Program


    Adjunct faculty member Judith Caroll, EdD discusses the benefits of online education to children or individuals with Asperger Syndrome and offers tips to teachers with students who have Asperger Syndrome.

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    CPS - Buckner

    Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, by Bobby Buckner, MS, BCBA

    The prevalence of autism is increasing, though it is still unclear whether the increase is due to greater numbers of children being affected by the disorder or better methods of detecting it.

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    CPS - Tara Romanowski2

    Visual Supports for Children With Autism

    By Tara Romanowski, MS in ED, CCC-SLP, Adjunct Faculty


    Adjunct faculty Tara Romanowski explores the benefits for autistic children when utilizing visual supports in the classroom environment.

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    CPS - Lori Becker

    Autism Spectrum Disorders

    By Lori Becker, Social and Behavioral Sciences


    College of Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty Lori Becker examines how to better understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children. 

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    CPS - Keri McCorvey

    Using Cooking Activities to Address Language Skills in Young Children with Autism, By Keri McCorvey M.CCC-SLP, Adjunct Faculty

    As a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working with young children with autism, I use a variety of therapy tools, activities, and strategies to address my students’ language weaknesses.

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    CPS - Sarah OLeary

    Autism Education Over the Years

    By Sarah O'Leary, MS in Ed, Adjunct Faculty, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


    Sarah O’Leary, adjunct faculty for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, examines how much the perception of autism has changed and how educators can embrace this change.

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