The Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is intended for educators who work with autistic individuals. The curriculum focuses on understanding the needs, assessment, and treatment of students who have been diagnosed with ASD and places a special emphasis on acquiring the necessary skills to work with culturally diverse populations.
Courses are held in classrooms equipped with modern technological resources and conducted by professors with theoretical and practical expertise in the field of ASD in order to provide students with both an academic and a practical education. The program consists of 12 credits of coursework, including 10 hours of field experience.
The curriculum for the certificate is as follows: The Nature of Autism: Intervention, Strategies, and Application (EEXX514), Language, Communication Development, and Augmentative Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders (EEXX515), Assessment, Diagnosis, and Nature of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (EEXX516), and Behavioral Management, Assessment, and Intervention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (EEXX517).
Graduates are well prepared to work with autistic individuals, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.