Certified Autism Specialist
Stokan Jaggers and Associates is proud to have two Certified Autism Specialists in our practice. Dr. Karen Jaggers and Dr. Thomas Merriman are Certified Autism Specialists. This certification requires a masters degree as well as extensive experience and expertise working with individuals on the autism spectrum.
Certified Autism Specialists professionals who are responsible for providing services or support to individuals who have cognitive disorders (including autism) as a part of their scope of work. These certificates focus on the latest research and best practices in the following areas related to autism and other cognitive disorders: an overview of autism, behavior of people on the autism spectrum, IEP and program development, early childhood education, approaches and strategies for parent communication, and comorbidity with relation to autism and other cognitive disorders.