Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
In this course, participants will be familiarized with autism spectrum disorders including high and low functioning autism, asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder. Participants will learn interventions from a systems perspective, an overview of IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), least restrictive environment, and other lawful mandates.Register Now
Approximately 45 hoursUp to 3 months to complete coursework
Ways to Learn
3 PDUsGraduate Level Professional Development Credits
Online and self-paced | Earn graduate-level professional development credits for salary advancement
Gain practical teaching strategies | Create an action plan for children with autism disorders
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, educational and overview of selected medial interventions currently in use
- Understand lawful mandates
- Gain practical strategies, specialized and scaffolded instruction in general education classrooms (elementary and secondary) designed for children with ranging autism disorders
Students will gain a deeper understanding of Autism by taking additional courses:
- Meeting Academic Needs for Children with Autism
- Behavioral Supports & Interventions for Children with Autism
- Social Supports for Children with Autism
Who Should Enroll?
- PreK-12 teachers
- Teacher candidates
- School administrators
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.