|Instructors Michelle Ludwick and Kelly Baldwin-Watkins review final projects with students in the Introduction to Autism class.
Special Education/Developmental Disabilities classes include Introduction to Developmental Disabilities, EDU 250; Teaching Basic Academic Skills to Exceptional Children, EDU 245; Behavior Modification, EDU 255; and Introduction to Autism, EDU 270, the program’s newest offering.
Lori Gindlesperger is passionate about serving children with special needs, especially those with autism. “I came here for my son, who lives with autism, and I’ve definitely gained knowledge and skills that are helping at home,” she said “But I also found my true calling in the classroom.”
Most classes include a laboratory setting, providing students the opportunity to work in a supervised capacity to create lesson plans and demonstrate skills. The program also includes a four-credit hour internship in an educational setting.