The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers an externship in clinical child psychology, focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The primary goal of this externship program is to learn more about the identification of children with ASD. Doctoral externs will participate in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic evaluations and work toward participating in all aspects of the evaluation, including diagnostic interview, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) administration and coding, feedback, and report writing. By the end of the training year, externs should be familiar with the ASD diagnostic process, be able to conduct developmentally informed diagnostic interviews, independently administer at least one module of the ADOS-2, write psychological reports, and share findings and recommendations with caregivers.
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers a postdoctoral residency in clinical child psychology, specializing in the care of autistic children . Clinical fellows also receive clinical training in common associated conditions such as intellectual disability, developmental delays, genetic disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning issues, and social-emotional disorders. The residency features specialized training and experiences utilizing gold standard testing instruments and implementing empirically based intervention strategies specific to autism. The program provides residents with the opportunity to work with a highly diverse patient population ranging from early childhood to late adolescence and who present with a wide variety of clinical needs. Through these experiences, fellows obtain the skills necessary to begin their careers as psychologists and to become leaders in the field of autism.