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United Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on Autism and Well-Being

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives.

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; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

London, United Kingdom

Program Dates:

May 23- June 6, 2022 (tentative dates; to be confirmed)

Application Deadline:

Summer 2022 application deadlines will be announced soon.

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.


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

  • OT-GE 2332, Section 095 (Class # XXXX)  Shifting to a Strength-Based Paradigm: A Focus on Autism - 3 points

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) - $5,826 
  • Graduate Overseas Registration and Services Fees - N/A
  • Housing Fee - $700
  • Activity Fee - $400 
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $6,926

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 January 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 arranged by Global Affairs in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls.

Students will reside in shared-occupancy residence hall 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.

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, January temperatures tend to be milder than in New York, usually in the 40°s (Fahrenheit). There are occasional rain and very little chance of heavy snow. Visit BBC Weather for more information on local weather conditions in the United Kingdom.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentUK Border AgencyCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet GuideNYU in London

Student 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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