Social Supports for Children with Autism

This course provides educators with an understanding of the social characteristics of autism and social interventions.

Courses Overview

Learn social characteristics of autism that will be applied within education environments, social interventions from a systems perspective, and the requirements of special education.  Educators will gain practical social strategies and specialized instruction for general education classrooms.

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Approximately 45 hours

Up to 3 months to complete coursework

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Ways to Learn



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

  • Understand each disorder and the social characteristics associated with them
  • Research theoretically based approaches
  • Provide practical social strategies and specialized instruction

Course Topics:

  • Social characteristics of Autism
  • Practical social support strategies 
  • Long-range social skill strategies and supports
  • Theoretically based approaches

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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