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Interdisciplinary Specialty Program in Autism - I-SPAN

 I-SPAN is a graduate-level program that prepares professionals to work with individuals with autism across the lifespan. The nine-credit (three courses) sequence examines a variety of contemporary topics related to best practices in person-centered support of individuals with autism in multiple settings. I-SPAN is open to graduate-level matriculated and non-matriculated students in a variety of disciplines, including: 

  • speech-language pathology
  • education
  • social work
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • nursing


  • Coursework meets the needs of professionals in a variety of disciplines
  • Work and study collaboratively with faculty and students from across disciplines
  • Receive a certificate of specialization in autism upon completion
  • Professional educators can use vouchers toward tuition
  •  Professionals can earn continuing education units for completion of course
  • Evening courses offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters
  • Convenient location in Pittsford, N.Y.


  • AUT 660 Exploring Autism from Multiple Perspectives
  • AUT 661 Autism Supports Across the Lifespan
  • AUT 662 Autism: A Contemporary Lens


The rate given to professionals taking the courses as continuing education is 50 percent of the regular course tuition. As a continuing education participant, you will not receive course credit for completion, but instead will receive a continuing education certificate indicating the number of contact hours. A transcript will be provided that indicates your completion of the continuing education course in its entirety.


Shanna Jamanis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Inclusive Childhood Education • 585-389-2622

Dawn Vogler-Elias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders • 585-389-2770

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