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Building a Stronger Pipeline: Autism

April 2, 2024

Hospital for Special Care has invested in building community workforce development pipelines, including programs that position students for careers in health care, for decades. Today, the hospital has expanded collaborations with academic institutions, workforce boards and other community resources to ensure new practitioners have access to clinical placements while in training.

Our comprehensive training program for APRNs allows students to learn how to treat children with autism spectrum disorder, in a nationally recognized, unique patient care environment. We partner with local APRN programs to satisfy the APRN’s child psychiatric setting requirement. Social workers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and psychologists also train in our inpatient unit. Many of the professionals are hired to see patients on the outpatient basis, in the partial hospital program and in our inpatient program after their training. Those who join other organizations bring with them unique skills for treating and engaging with the autism community that you can’t get anywhere else.

If you or someone you know is interested in a role at Hospital for Special Care they can fill out an application online here.



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