Autism Spectrum Disorder

Certificate of Achievement
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program Overview

The Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate of achievement will support your work with children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and the community of professionals that is important for the optimum development of the child.

Upon completion of the certificate of achievement, with a choice of focus on early childhood or school age, you will gain an understanding of the following:

  • how to engage with a child with ASD
  • history of ASD
  • evidence-based practice
  • program planning for children with ASD
  • communication skills required when working with a child with ASD
  • building relationships with family and community to support children with ASD

Inclusion is integral for the optimal development of a child with autism. It is important to see that each child has unique capabilities and competencies to contribute within their world. This certificate provides professionals the opportunity for acquiring the knowledge and understanding to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

This certificate of achievement would support your career in working with individuals with autism. These skills are inclusive of professions such as early childhood educators, inclusion coordinators, educational assistants, teachers, early childhood interventionists (ECIP, ASD), KidsFirst staff, disability support workers and youth care workers.

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s):

Varies - Continuing Education


Length:

Delivered part time over several weeks


Locations

  • Online/Distance options available

  • Some programs offered online or otherwise by distance (i.e., correspondence) include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. They may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.

Part-time Delivery

Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) through Enrolment Services once all courses are completed.

View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. You take courses through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.

Admission Method

Not applicable at this time

Tuition and Fees

For tuition information, see Part-Time Studies.

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
SPSY 102
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
3
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This introductory course will provide information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) You will study the characteristic of ASD, the diagnostic criteria as well as the historical and social implications of this diagnosis. You will also be introduced to evidence- based Interventions and personal program planning for supporting children with ASD.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SPSY 103
Programming for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive School Settings
3
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In this course you will examine the many aspects of programming for children with ASD. Theories and strategies for managing sensory, anxiety and processing challenges will be discussed. You will study how to incorporate strategies to support language, literacy, social Skills, and behavioural concerns. You will examine evidence-based strategies, inclusion practices and transition objectives that support children with Autism Spectrum in an inclusive setting. This course will describe program development and the process for creating a personal program plan for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SPSY 200
Communication Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3
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You will develop strategies to assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in developing communication and social skills. You will study the relationship between communication challenges and behaviour. Your studies will include the examination of evidence-based Interventions for improving communication skills of children with ASD.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SPSY 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SPSY 201
Manage Challenging Behaviors for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3
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You will develop skills to manage challenging behaviors common to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This course looks at designing and managing the environment to support positive behavior and strategies for managing challenging behaviors in early childhood environments. Your studies will also include the study of evidence-based Interventions in managing challenging behavior.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SPSY 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SPSY 202
Family and Community Relationships for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3
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You will develop skills for supporting families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This course will also explore the utilization of community resources to support children and their families with a focus on early intervention and evidence based strategies.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SPSY 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery
SPSY 203
Programming for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Early Childhood Settings
3
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You will examine theories and strategies for managing sensory processing challenges as part of creating an environment and curriculum that is supportive to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). You will study evidence based interventions to support Language, Literacy, Social Skills, and Behaviour Concerns. Your studies will include practical strategies for inclusion of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a group setting. 
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): SPSY 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Independent Study, Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning, Web Assisted Delivery Group, Work Based Delivery

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