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China: Sensory Processing Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Autism

This summer intensive course in Shanghai will give students an opportunity to learn about the sensory processing differences for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  These differences may be both a barrier to participation in a society that requires support, or may be an asset and contribute to skill development. Students’ clinical and educational experiences are used as a basis to examine service provision in a different cultural context as well as examine the efficacy and effectiveness of support and intervention for individuals with ASD. This class is co-taught by Dr. Kristie Patten Koenig and Dr. Stephen Shore, an autistic self-advocate and well known international speaker.


Shanghai, China

Program Dates:

This program is cancelled. 

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Applied Psychology 
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Health
  • International Education 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Teaching and Learning

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


OT-GE 2332 Section 099 (Class #4978) Sensory Processing Challenges and Opportunities: A Focus on Autism (3 Points)

Important note: Occupational Therapy students should consult with their academic adviser for approval.  Non-Occupational Therapy students and practicing therapists should consult course instructor for approval.


Kristie Patten Koenig, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, New York University

Dr. Stephen Shore, EdD 
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education, Adelphi University


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

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Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $450

2016 Activities Fees: $200
Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.  International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.


Students will stay in shared or single accommodations in the NYU Shanghai residence hall.  Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa to China: With only a few exceptions, most short-term foreign travelers such as US or Canadian passport holders need a tourism visa to enter mainland China (e.g., Shanghai, Beijing). For visa requirements and application instructions, visit the People's Republic of China visa link:

Helpful links: US State Department (for China)Center for Disease Control,Lonely Planet Guide (Shanghai)