The Kinney Centerfor Autism Education and Support

has a two-fold mission: to educate and train the autism professionals of tomorrow, while supporting and serving the individuals and families affected by autism today.

The Kinney Center seeks students with high aspirations of serving children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), their families, schools, service providers and community. Students will be challenged to approach the autism field in a creative, spirited and meaningful way, and to work to produce the best possible outcomes for those with ASD. The Kinney Center is committed to helping individuals with autism live greater.

Nov 20
Mon, November 20, 2017
These spring programs will be open for registration on November 20, 2017 at noon! 

Sports Spring Session 1
1/27/18 - 2/24/18

Monday Adult Skills
2/12/18 - 4/23/18  No session for Spring Break 3/12/18 or Autism Week 4/16/18
Tuesday Youth Skills
2/20/18 - 4/24/18  No session for Spring Break 3/13/18 or Autism Week 4/17/18
Wednesday Youth Skills
2/21/18 - 4/25/18  No session for Spring Break 3/14/18 or Autism Week 4/18/18
Thursday Transitional Skills
2/22/18 - 4/26/18  No session for Spring Break 3/15/18 or Autism Week 4/19/18

Dec 02
Sat, December 2, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This Christmas, skip the long lines and rushed photos for a relaxing autism-friendly Santa experience at the Kinney Center. The morning includes pictures, snacks, and crafts!
Dec 02
Sat, December 2, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
On Saturday nights throughout the academic year (September-May), the Kinney Center hosts monthly installments of Family Night Out. Parents drop off their children (those with autism and neurotypical siblings) for a night of fun and guided support.
Dec 17
Sun, December 17, 2017
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Reception: noon

Game: 1:30

Jan 29
Mon, January 29, 2018
Registration for Camp Kinney 2018 will open on January 29, 2018! 
Camp Kinney
6/25/18 - 7/26/18  Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 3:00pm

More Events

Confidence Grows at the Kinney Center
Whole Kids Foundation grant supports aeroponic garden in Gabriel Hall.
SJU’s Kinney Center Offers Inclusive Halloween for Children on the Autism Spectrum
SJU’s Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support will host its fourth annual Fall Fest on Friday, Oct. 20, full of costumes, snacks and sensory-friendly activities run by Kinney SCHOLARS.
ASPIRE: A Game Changer for High School Graduates with Autism
The Kinney Center's ASPIRE program helps students with autism jump the hurdles that college life may present.
Sixth Annual Walk/Run for Autism A Huge Success
This year we welcomed 1,250 participants, 49 teams, and raised $50,000.
Kinney Graduate Assistant Provides Respite Care for Hurricane Victims
Devin Spillane ’17, former Kinney SCHOLAR and current Graduate Assistant, didn’t hesitate when she heard families affected by autism in Houston needed her help
Eagles Eye Mobile Visits Camp Kinney
Thanks to a visit by the Eagles Eye Mobile, 48 Kinney Campers received eye exams. Of those examined, 18 received FREE pairs of glasses sight on scene.
Katrina Nicolaides ’17 and Allison Samson ’17
Katrina Nicolaides ’17 of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, an elementary education major, and Allison Samson ’17, from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, who is also an elementary education major, are two of 47 undergraduate SCHOLARS (Students Committed to Helping Others Learn about Autism Research and Support) from the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support who will graduate May 20. This group is the largest class of SCHOLARS to graduate since the Kinney Center’s founding in 2009.
Day of Giving Kinney Challenge Highlights
As part of the Saint Joseph's University Day of Giving, the Kinney Center posed, and surpassed THREE #OneDaySJU Challenge goals. Our final count was 645 gifts collected, and $75,584 raised. Your individual support totaled $38,084 and unlocked THREE challenge donations totaling $27,500. The outpouring of generosity from our SCHOLARS, Kinney families, donors and the SJU Community has truly inspired us. See the breakdown below.
Kinney Partners with Aer Lingus on Visual Guide for Air Travel
Aer Lingus and the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Announce Visual Guide for Air Travel that Assists Individuals with Autism.

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