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ECE: Autism Certificate

Certificate Number 9030713

The Autism Certificate is designed for child care teachers, instructional assistants, teachers, parents, relatives and caregivers will learn how to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Learn strategies and techniques to promote educational and social success in individuals who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the related diagnosis of Social Communication Disorder (SCD).

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Discriminate between the various diagnoses collectively known as ASD and SCD.
. Analyze the impact of early intervention on children with ASD and SCD.
. Examine strategies in reducing negative behaviors in persons with ASD and SCD.
. Foster play and friendship for persons with ASD and SCD.
. Explore a variety of effective teaching methods, adaptations, and modifications for learners with ASD and SCD.
. Examine functional living skills and vocational support for persons with ASD and SCD.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-307-200 ECE: Autism: Spectrum Disorder
3
10-307-201 ECE: Autism: Teaching Methods
3
10-307-202 ECE: Autism: Transition & Beyond
3

Certificate Total
9

Course Descriptions

10-307-200 ECE: Autism: Spectrum Disorder...terminology, genetic and brain structure differences, types of autism, diagnostics and treatment touching on supports.

10-307-201 ECE: Autism: Teaching Methods...learning styles, adaptations and modifications and structured teaching methods.

10-307-202 ECE: Autism: Transition/Beyond...vocational support, functional living skills and methods for supporting adults with ASD and SCD.

For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department, (920) 498-6255, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6255,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.