Graduate Certificate Begins every Fall (August), Spring (January) & Summer (June)
1+ Year to Complete
Live Web "Chats" and Recorded Lectures
Deadlines for Lessons/Exams
In-State Tuition Regardless of Residency
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: conducting wellness examinations,