UK Student Develops Program to Allay Police Fears in Autism Community

A University of Kentucky student is teaming with local police to provide education about interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Abbey Love is an educational psychology doctoral student in the UK College of Education Department of Educational, Counseling, and School Psychology. With a research focus on teaching and ASD, Love … Read More

Student Group Hosts Awareness Events to End Use of “R Word”

The school psychology program’s student association, Student Affiliates in School Psychology (SASP), received the Multicultural Inclusion Grant from the UK Student Government Association to support their campus-wide events to raise awareness of the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed).” The campus events, called “The R Word Is Not Our Word,” … Read More

Special Education Student Receives Scholarship

Kaitlin Smith Ayres, a student in the moderate and severe disabilities alternative certification program, was awarded the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Teacher Scholarship Award at the council’s annual conference in March. The award is given to a practicing rural teacher to provide an opportunity to pursue education … Read More

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