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Autism Studies Minor

The Hench Autism Studies program is designed to educate students about the unique needs of persons with autism and their families. Students receive training on effective strategies for successful integration of persons with autism into education, vocational, family, and community settings. Students are encouraged to apply these strategies in a supervised practicum setting.

The minor in Autism Studies may be combined with any major.


Cleveland Clinic Lerner School for Autism
Galion Intermediate School
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rhodes State College
St. Luke's Hospital


Clarissa Barnes, Ph.D., BCBA-D