The Spectrum Program and Internship
Specifically designed for undergraduate students, the Spectrum Program provides professional training and education related to autism intervention and advocacy in the form of a semester-long immersive experience. The program provides unique experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students, and is unlike any other program in the country.
Students accepted into the Spectrum Program gain applied experience through placement in internships, while taking complementary coursework and earning credits towards graduation. In addition, students earn the credential of Registered Behavior Technician while enrolled in the program.
The Spectrum Program features the integration of:
- Experiential learning in the field of autism and disability services
- Registered Behavior Technician training and certification
- Weekly seminars and professional training at clinical sites
- Exclusively designed undergraduate coursework on developmental disabilities
- Collaborative experience with peers in the program
Students work approximately 24 hours per week in their internship positions at highly respected clinical sites and receive valuable onsite training from clinical staff. Additionally, interns complete rigorous coursework focusing on theoretical content related to developmental disorders.
Students are awarded credits for the completion of the program’s academic coursework and internship experience. Spectrum facilitates and monitors the internship process: student selection, placement, evaluation and instruction