Improve your understanding of autism spectrum disorders and learn strategies to improve success in a range of settings, including home, school, and community.
This online certificate program is appropriate for parents, administrators, specialists, psychologists, social workers, early intervention professionals, special educators, and general educators. It focuses on strategies to improve success with students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), derived from current research in the field. Learn about understanding ASD, academic and functional supports, communication and social skills, promoting generalization of positive behavior, and advocacy and collaboration.
ESPED 5013 Understanding the Autism Spectrum This course will include a discussion of the primary and secondary characteristics of the disorders and how they impact the individual across the lifespan, from infancy through adulthood. The course will explore the etiology and prevalence of ASD, as well as the range of academic programs and supports. Recent scientific and medical research will be discussed. The impact on the family system, including supports and age-specific considerations, will be an additional focus.
Mary E. Curtis
Professor, Director, Center for Special Education
Beverley Cush Evans
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