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

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 social support strategies to implement in your classroom    |    Learn theoretically based approaches

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


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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