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West Indies: Autism in the Caribbean

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Course Location:
St. Kitts West Indies
Program Dates:
3/10/18 – 3/17/18; 4 class meetings before travel and 2 class meetings after travel
Credit:
CSD 295 - 2 Credits
Instructor:
Shelley Velleman and Nancy Gauvin
Cost:
The program fee is estimated at $2,772. Airfare is additional. Tuition is included in your spring course load, unless you register for more than 18 credits. Students are responsible for obtaining the appropriate vaccinations, including any associated costs. At the time you are admitted, you will be required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit.
Prerequisites:
The course is primarily for CSD graduate students but CSD seniors, and graduate students from other health-related disciplines may be allowed to enroll with permission of the instructors. Please contact the instructor for further consideration.

This course focuses on family-centered inter-professional services for children with or at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders. Prior to traveling to St. Kitts, students will learn about Caribbean culture and ASD intervention. They will then collaborate with professionals on St. Kitts to assess and treat children with or at risk for ASD and other developmental disorders under the supervision of UVM CSD faculty. Students will visit government agencies and other field sites, provide education to a variety of local families and professionals, as well as visit historic sites.