Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that may cause social, communication, or behavioral challenges.
The degree to which students with ASD experience any of these challenges varies, leading to the use of the term “spectrum.” The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to severely challenged. ASD does not necessarily affect a student’s thinking, learning, or problem-solving, or a student’s physical appearance.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 1 in 54 children have been identified with ASD.
The Time Timer is a patented visual timer that uses a disappearing colored disk to display the passage of time. For over 25 years, it has been a proven solution backed by experts and is used in classrooms, homes, and workplaces of children and adults. It assists individuals whom have difficulty anticipating transitions or staying focused and on-task. Research demonstrates that Time Timer is an extremely effective aid in teaching time awareness for children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Autism and a wide variety of other learning disabilities.
Given to someone who is beginning their career and showing promise as a researcher. Individuals who finished their doctoral work less than 5 years ago are eligible. These nominees must be contributing to research related to students with autism, intellectual disability, and other developmental disabilities in a significant way.
Cutting-edge technology designed to meet the needs of learners with autism and IDD in the classroom setting. CentralReach’s solutions help to transform special education programs to measurably drive student outcomes across the entire PreK-12 journey. Our purpose-built solutions are designed to support the lifelong journey of individuals with autism and IDD care – at home, school, and in the community. Intuitive technology-based solutions equip educators with the tools and insights needed to measurably improve student outcomes and live more independent lives. Let's learn a bit more about each
Messiah University's Graduate Program in Education is designed to develop effective and compassionate educators who are ready to work with students, their families and other educational professionals. Our program is grounded in Christian faith and values, and we believe that all students deserve a quality education. Faculty are experienced educators and accomplished scholars who encourage and mentor students in their faith and career.
The majority of Messiah University’s courses are online, so you are free to pursue your career and degree at the same time. Graduate program applications are