2023 Brazil

A Global Understanding of Autism

Speech Language Pathology/Special Education

Location: Universidade of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Time: May 14-May 27, 2023

Course Information

  • Course: A Global Understanding of Autism | SPA 44096/54096 Independent Study OR SPA 45000 Special Topics Course
  • Number of Credits: 3 credits
  • Instructor: Dr. Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP (laudet@kent.edu)

Program Overview

  • The number of individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is on the rise; not just in the United States but also around the world
  • Spend 14 days in Brazil discovering how ASD is understood by examining support and services provided to individuals with ASD and their families
  • Examine diagnosis and intervention of individuals with ASD across cultural contexts
  • Gain a cultural understanding through guided visits to schools, hospitals, and outpatient facilities, as well as scheduled site-seeing trips
  • Attend specialty lectures and observations at 3 universities in Sao Paulo and at major medical facilities in the area

To Apply

Deadline: February 1, 2023

Fee: $60.00 non-refundable fee to fill out the application


For more information, please contact Rose Onders at ronders@kent.edu (330-672-0564) or Visit the Center for International & Intercultural Education at 215 White Hall.