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United Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on Autism and Well-Being

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This course examines literature, research findings for evidence that supports shifting to a strength-based view of children, youth and adults with autism.  Students’ clinical, educational and personal experiences are used as a basis to examine current models in the US and UK through a strength-based lens. Advances in strength-based framing in health, education, media and advocacy will be examined and a comparative analysis will be conducted.

Kristie Patten

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor of Occupational Therapy


To be announced.

Program Dates:

To be announced.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

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.


Students self-register for a total of 3 credits and take the following Summer 2022 course:

  • OT-GE 2332, Section 099 (Class #TBA)  Shifting to a Strength-Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism (3 credits)

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

View Sample Syllabus

Offered through the Department of Occupational Therapy


Kristie Patten Koenig, Ph.D., OT/L, FAOTA
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

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


  • Steinhardt Overseas Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - TBA
  • Graduate Overseas Registration and Services Fees - TBA
  • Housing Fee - TBA
  • Activity Fee - TBA
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBA

NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2022 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online Cost of Living tools on websites such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.


Housing is arranged by Global Affairs in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls or in local hotels.

Students will reside in shared-occupancy residence rooms.

Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Global Affairs will provide information to participants on pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. Vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into London typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.

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: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to the UK of less than six months in duration.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements

Weather: In London, early summer temperatures tend to be cooler than in New York, usually in the low to mid-60°s (Fahrenheit). Temperatures may dip into the 40s at night and there is occasional rain. Visit BBC Weather for more information on local weather conditions in the United Kingdom.

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Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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