Program Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is pleased to announce the first Ed.S. Degree Program in Collaborative Special Education with a concentration in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the state of Alabama!

The recent prevalence studies suggest that 1:55 to 88 children 8 years of age are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorders. Prominent researchers agree that the ASDs are no longer low-incidence disabilities and the epidemic has been declared a national health crisis. Special education preparation practice focusing in autism spectrum disorders is critical in affecting these numbers now and in the future for the success of all students