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.

Sep 23
Sat, September 23, 2017
Strap on your running shoes and join us for a fun run for a good cause, the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support!
Sep 26
Tue, September 26, 2017
The Kinney Center’s Youth Social Skills Program is designed for children with autism, ages 2 to 13. This one-hour program meets once a week, and focuses on teaching and improving social interaction in a group-learning environment.
Sep 28
Thu, September 28, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
The Kinney Center's Transitional Social Skills Program helps adolescents with autism (ages 14 to 18 years old) improve social interaction skills in a group-learning environment, while beginning instruction on life and vocational skills. Instruction will also emphasize generalization of skills across different settings, and long-term maintenance of skills after the program's end.
Oct 09
Mon, October 9, 2017
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Those with ASD can achieve great collegiate success, and the College Bound Retreat program is individualized support to kick-start the accomplishment of these educational goals. Attendees identify which schools are successfully supporting those with ASD and learn about living away from home, choosing an area of study and using social skills to navigate a college campus and relationships.
Oct 14
Sat, October 14, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
On Saturday evenings during the academic year the Kinney Center hosts monthly installments of Family Night Out. This recreational program is a great opportunity to drop-off your child for a night of fun and guided support. Siblings welcome! Reclaim three hours on a Saturday to catch up on life or just relax.

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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
Top 5 Reasons for SJU Students to Participate in the Kinney Walk/Run for Autism
There are so many great reasons to participate in the Kinney Walk/Run for Autism that it was hard to pick just 5!
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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