This 4 course, 12 unit program provides eligible candidates with a CTC designated authorization to serve learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Autism Spectrum Disorders added Authorization (ASDA) authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism as defined in subsection 300.8(c)(1) of Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart A, across the continuum of special education program options at the grade and age levels authorized by the prerequisite credential required in (a)(1).
The courses may also be valuable for teachers without the credentials required for the authorization and others who work with children on the autism spectrum. This group is welcome to take these courses individually or to successfully complete the entire program and receive a certificate of completion representing professional development.
This program is approved by California's Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
These credit-bearing courses are delivered through Extended Education and may begin prior to being admitted to Brandman University. Register Now for Courses.