Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course provides practical strategies and specialized, scaffolded instruction techniques for working with children diagnosed with ranging Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Courses Overview

This course is purposed toward familiarizing participants with autism spectrum disorders including high and low functioning autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Participants will become familiar with each disorder, familiarized with interventions from a systems perspective, an overview of IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), least restrictive environment, and other lawful mandates, and finally practical strategies and specialized, scuffled instruction in general education classrooms (elementary and secondary) designed for children with ranging autism disorders.

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Duration

Approximately 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$400

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

3 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |  Topic of Choice  |  Earn graduate level professional development credits

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

  • Become familiar with each disorder and offered key structures for
    potentially recognizing specific disorders.
  • Explore interventions from a systems perspective, which include therapeutic and educational and a short overview of selected medial interventions currently in use.
  • Understand lawful mandates
  • Gain practical strategies and specialized, scaffolded instruction in general education classrooms (elementary and secondary) designed for children with ranging autism disorders.


Course Topics:

  • Evaluation of children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Practical instructional strategies individualized for children with autism disorders
  • Instructional strategies within Common Core curriculum 
  • Legal requirements in serving children with autism spectrum disorders
  • Communication between key stakeholders



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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