This certificate program is designed for certified educators, parents, educational support personnel, and interested members of the community to gain practical knowledge for supporting children and adults diagnosed with autism.
The program addresses the wide range of competencies that are necessary for the provision of effective educational programming for students identified with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders.
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This education certificate in Autism and Other Pervasive Disorders is ideal for parents, certified educators, educational support personnel, and any community members interested in gaining practical knowledge for supporting children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The rigorous program addresses the wide range of competencies needed to provide educational programming for students identified with autism and other pervasive disorders.
Candidates will learn to describe and define developmental aspects, theoretical background, descriptive characteristics, and diagnostic characteristics of ASD. Likewise, they will be able to define, identify, and implement evidence-based practices to address the educational needs of students with ASD and learn research methods to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of behavioral interventions and instructional procedures. Finally, they will develop instructional programs based on assessment results to increase desired behaviors or skills and decrease undesired behaviors on an individual or group basis.