SCHOLARS at The Kinney Center

Students Committed to Helping Others Learn about Autism Research and Support

The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support offers the opportunity for Saint Joseph's University undergraduates enrolled in an autism-related major to serve as Kinney SCHOLARS. Students pursuing a major in psychology, elementary education, special education or interdisciplinary health services who have an interest in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are encouraged to apply.

SCHOLARS participate in extensive training under the supervision of a board-certified behavior analyst and a licensed psychologist. Trained SCHOLARS work directly with individuals with autism. SCHOLARS support, plan, and implement appropriate lessons; monitor participants' progress; record and study data; assist with social, behavioral and educational assessments; and supervise and provide direct physical care for program participants.

Kinney SCHOLARS participate in various training modules to become equipped with the latest skills that provide the best possible service to clients. They also participate in weekly meetings to discuss treatment progress and outcomes and ensure successful execution of Kinney programs.

SCHOLARS are representatives of both the Kinney Center and Saint Joseph's University. They must be completely committed to Kinney clients and the Center's efficient operation. SCHOLARS are interested in becoming more knowledgeable about the autism field and serving as a resource to address ASD and promote the fullest personal growth for all affected.

Visit the SCHOLARS BLOG for a glimpse into the lives of the Kinney Center's SCHOLARS.

Watch the SCHOLARS Recognition Ceremony - April 30, 2011


View the position details and/or apply to join the team of Kinney Center SCHOLARS
This program is designed for undergraduate students already attending Saint Joseph's University. Students are required to work summer, fall, and spring semesters. If you are a high school senior or a potential transfer student, please visit the SCHOLARS Apprenticeship Program page.

If you are not already an SJU student and are interested in the potential to join the team of Kinney Center SCHOLARS, take the first step and apply to SJU today.
Apply to Saint Joseph's University as an undergraduate freshman or transfer student.