Meeting Academic Needs for Children with Autism

Learn educational strategies to be used for children with autism spectrum disorders and explore opportunities for students to learn life skills. 

Courses Overview

Learn educational strategies to be used for children with autism spectrum disorders including high and low functioning autism, asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder. Explore opportunities for your students to participate in virtual learning, on the job training, and life skills education. Special education law will be offered as an extended understanding in meeting basic educational needs for individuals with autism disorders.

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Approximately 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost


Ways to Learn



3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement

Gain practical teaching strategies    |    Build a comparative curriculum map for each disorder

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to

  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses in your own instructional strategies that you use for children with autism spectrum disorders 
  • Build a comparative curriculum map for each disorder, as well as a toolkit of strategies
  • Analyze opportunities for your student to participate in virtual learning, life skills education, and on the job training as underscored by special education law

Course Topics:

  • Instructional strategies for children on the autism spectrum disorders
  • Special education requirements and intentional integration
  • Autism assessment


Recommended Courses
Students will gain a deeper understanding of Autism by taking additional courses:

Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.


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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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