image 1Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Specialist Program is designed for special educators and speech language pathologists holding a communication disorders endorsement to add the ASD Specialist designation to their Oregon teaching license. The complete program of study is 18 credits, plus a professional portfolio.

Courses in the ASD Program are also available to other educators wishing to gain knowledge and skills about ASD. Individual courses may be taken to upgrade skills and knowledge.

Courses are delivered in hybrid format: Courses meet four times during the term on Saturdays. Contact the Program Coordinator for specific meeting dates.

For admission questions, contact Anita Caster (541-552-6996,

For program questions and information contact the program advisor – Jo-Anne Lau-Smith (541-552-6925,

Mail the completed Special Education ASD Specialist Program application to:

Anita Caster 
School of Education
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

Mail the completed SOU Graduate School application along with the $60 application fee to:

Admissions Office
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

ASD Contacts

For Program Application information:
Anita Caster

For Licensure Application information:
Margaret Wright

For Program information:
Jo-Anne Lau-Smith

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