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 09
Sat, September 9, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Basketball is offered in the first part of the Fall semester. Athletes will be paired 1:1 with a Kinney SCHOLAR and work on basketball skills and behaviors essential for good sportsmanship and socialization.
Sep 09
Sat, September 9, 2017
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Swimming is now offered all 4 session of recreation throughout the year. During this program, athletes will be paired 1:1 with a Kinney SCHOLAR and work on athletic skills and behaviors essential for good sportsmanship and socialization. 
Sep 09
Sat, September 9, 2017 to October 14, 2017
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
The Kinney Center Adult Cooking Program is a five-week class on Saturday afternoons designed to be fun, social and educational. Participants will work on basic knife, cooking and baking skills, and will get lessons regarding kitchen safety and nutrition. For each session, participants will make and eat a meal as a group.
Sep 09
Sat, September 9, 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 are invited too, so the Kinney Center has entertainment for the whole family! Reclaim three hours on a Saturday to catch up on life or just relax.
Sep 16
Sat, September 16, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
On Saturday evenings during the academic year the Kinney Center hosts monthly installments of Adults Night Out. This recreational program is a great opportunity for participants to partake in a night of fun with peers while receiving guided support.

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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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