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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.

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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.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-307-200
Autism: Spectrum Disorder Intr
3
10-307-200 AUTISM: SPECTRUM DISORDER INTR ...terminology, genetic and brain structure differences, types of autism, diagnostics and treatment touching on supports. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-307-201
Autism: Teaching Methods
3
10-307-201 AUTISM: TEACHING METHODS ...learning styles, adaptations and modifications and structured teaching methods. Course Typically Offered: Summer/Fall/Spring
10-307-202
Autism: Transition/Beyond
3
10-307-202 AUTISM: TRANSITION & BEYOND ...vocational support, functional living skills and methods for supporting adults with ASD. Course Typically Offered: Spring
Certificate Total
9
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