Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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.Register Now
Approximately 45 hoursUp to 3 months to complete coursework
Ways to Learn
3 PDUsGraduate Level Professional Development Credits
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.
Who Should Enroll?
- PreK-12 teachers
- Teacher candidates
- School administrators