Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) certificate classes are designed for teachers and other professionals seeking information about strategies and interventions specific to working with individuals with ASD in school, home, and community settings.  Enjoy learning with colleagues in creative workshops with hands-on instructional tools designed for direct transfer to classroom, work, and home applications.

This certificate is designed to be offered to school divisions in a cohort model.  Please contact Dr. Kat Alves with questions at alveskd@longwood.edu. 

Cost: $425.00 per class

Classes:

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
    This class will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorder with an emphasis on autism and Asperger syndrome.  At the end of this class, students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to historical perspectives, definition, characteristics, related legislation, identification and placement alternatives, and intervention methods.  (Read more)
  • Promoting Social & Communicative Competence in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    This class is designed to provide students with an understanding of the normal language acquisition, language components, and social skills instruction for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Assessment tools and practical and effective strategies and solutions that can be used across a variety of settings and routines will be covered.  (Read more)
  • Strategies & Interventions for Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in School, Home, and Community
    This class will create a framework for understanding and implementing effective interventions in school and at home.  Students will be exposed to collaborative and interdisciplinary models of service delivery that ensure family-centered and culturally competent approaches to assessment and intervention.  (Read more)
  • Internship in Autism Spectrum Disorder (online)
    This class is designed for students to synthesize previously learned information from didactic course work in their field experiences.  The application and implementation of these skills are assessed through written products and classroom performance focusing on systematic instructional programming, advocacy, environmental manipulation and design, and adaptive instruction.  (Read more)