Develop the skills and tools needed to address the challenges faced by individuals with autistic spectrum disorders.
UND College of Education & Human Development's online Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Graduate Certificate prepares you to serve individuals with ASD in a variety of settings, including at home or in schools, hospitals, state and private institutions, or other human service agencies.
As a graduate of the 1-year program, you will:
learn methods for working with children and adults who have ASD
receive specialized training and resources designed for professionals, parents and other caregivers
review the latest research on providing quality, lifelong services
gain access to a support network for families, practitioners and professionals who work with individuals who have ASD in rural settings
Through online courses, you will examine the:
history, characteristics and theory associated with the spectrum
programs and methods that are most commonly applied in practice with persons with ASD or are most frequently discussed in professional literature
chronic stressors experienced by caregivers and family members of persons with ASD
career/vocational options as related to the transition from high school through adult life
legal issues related to the provision of lifelong supports for persons with ASD
role and future of medicine and interventions for persons with ASD, including issues related to: