Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Focusing on a multi-intervention approach to instructing children with different levels of disorders, students develop skills including one-to-one instruction, data driven positive behavioral supports, a total communication approach to language development, highly structured environmental engineering with strong visual supports, sensory strategies, and facilitation of play and leisure. Graduates of this program will effectively address academics, sensory, social skills, assessment and behavior and collaboration with families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 50% tuition support is available for qualified general education teachers. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to apply for special education licensure in the District of Columbia.


Core Courses

SPED 6240: Family Support and Guidance in Special Education​
SPED 6253: Survey of Autism Spectrum Disorders​
SPED 6260: Developmental Assessment in Special Education
SPED 6261: Practicum: Materials and Methods
SPED 6290: Affective Development And Behavior Management​

Assistant Professor
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