Printed on 4/14/2021

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

20-307-6 Certificate (C) 6 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This program is designed for teachers, parents of children with autism, paraprofessionals working with students who have special needs, and social workers, nurses and child development specialists. You’ll develop skills, strategies and techniques to help promote educational and social success in individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. You’ll learn about the impact of early intervention, strategies to reduce negative behaviors, and how to foster play and friendship.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Introduction
    10-307-130
    1Credit
    18
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 18
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10307130
    • Credits: 1.00

    Provides an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and information to support individuals of the ASD. Focuses on ASD and how individuals and families may be impacted, and differentiates between typical development and atypical development associated with ASD.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Integration
    10-307-131
    2Credit
    36
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10307131
    • Credits: 2.00

    Identifies social skill issues; facilitate play skills; monitor behaviors; and create supportive learning and play environments for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It is recommended that course 10-307-130 ASD, Introduction be taken prior to taking this course.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder, Teaching Methods
    10-307-132
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10307132
    • Credits: 3.00

    Familiarizes the learner with evidence based practices for working with children with ASD. Students will collect, record, and apply data; implement behavior plans; utilize technology to support instruction; facilitate development of basic life skills; and communicate effectively with families, professionals, and others in the community.

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