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Autism Certificate

Program Code: 9030713

The Autism Certificate is designed for child care teachers, paraeducators, teachers, parents, relatives and caregivers to 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 a Pervasive Developmental Disorder such as autism.


Certificate Completers will be able to

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

Catalog No. Description
10-307-200 AUTISM: SPECTRUM DISORDER ...terminology, genetic and brain structure differences, types of autism, diagnostics and treatment touching on supports.
10-307-201 AUTISM: TEACHING METHODS ...learning styles, adaptations and modifications and structured teaching methods.
10-307-202 AUTISM: TRANSITION & BEYOND ...vocational support, functional living skills and methods for supporting adults with ASD.
Certificate Total
Curriculum Note
Students must earn a "C" or higher in all 10-307-XXX courses to successfully graduate the Autism Certificate. A student must repeat the particular course with a "C" or better final grade to continue in or graduate from this program. If the course is sequential, the successful retake must occur before continuing the sequence.