Certificate in Autism

  • Program Overview

    Pursue our post-baccalaureate certificate to build knowledge and skills for working with individuals across the autism spectrum.

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    This certificate program is designed for students who already have a master’s degree and are interested in courses specifically focused on autism spectrum disorders.

    • 21-credit program perfect for working professionals
    • State of the art training in autism
    • Personal advising and assistance in professional development
    • Small class sizes
    • Consistent adjunct faculty with real-world experience
    • In-depth coursework in ASD
    • Affordable tuition

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  • Curriculum

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able:

    • To demonstrate an understanding of the breadth, depth, and diversity of learning and behavioral challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
    • To identify effective methods for diagnosing and assessing individuals with autism, including in adaptive behavior, daily living skills, autism severity, and functional academic skills.
    • To describe the experiences of families of individuals with autism, including the impact on psychological functioning, family dynamics, and logistical planning.
    • To identify the elements of evidence-based practices, and to describe procedures that are empirically validated and those that lack empirical verification.
    • To describe the needs and challenges of individuals with ASD across the life-span.
    • To describe and implement evidence based practices for collaborating with members of other disciplines and for training staff members. 

    Required Curriculum

    Required Courses

    AUT 527 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
    AUT 537 - Developing Individualized Goals for Learners with Autism
    AUT 578 - Effective Collaboration Across Disciplines
    AUT 585 - Thesis/Capstone Project in ASD

    Elective Courses: Must Take Three (9 credits)

    AUT 540 - Adolescents and Adults with ASD: Transition and Meaningful Engagement
    AUT 550 - Supervision, Training and Organizational Management in an Autism Service Provision Context
    AUT 570 - Understanding and Remidiating Communication Deficits in Learners with Autism
    AUT 571 - Understanding and Remediating Social and Play Skill Deficits in Learners with Autism
    AUT 574 - Evidence-Based Practice

    Total Certificate Requirements - 21 credits

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    An education from the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College means you'll have access to premiere career resources—long after you graduate.

    Whether you're finishing your undergraduate study, adding new credentials, or working toward a new career path, you'll find resources through our Internship and Career Center to help you get where you want to go. From career advising to resume support, we're here to prepare you for your next step.

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