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As the number of
autism diagnoses continues to climb, the demand for professionals with the
proper knowledge to effectively serve these children is also increasing. Kaplan
University has been at the forefront of providing online degrees and
certificates in areas such as applied behavior analysis and is committed to
help build the leaders and professionals of tomorrow who have a passion and
commitment to serving the autistic population.
specifically for early childhood professionals working with and supporting
young children, the certificate is based on current research in the field of
autism and coursework focuses on applied theory, ethics, and professionals in
various education and support settings. Whether you’re an early childhood
teacher, special educator, school psychologist, speech language pathologist,
occupational therapist, or social service professional, this certificate is designed
to provide the knowledge and skills to better help and be sensitive to the
nuances of assisting children with autism and their families.
offers proactive strategies for professionals who work with children by
exploring language and skill development for young children with autism,
teaching young children with autism, and behavior intervention and strategies
when working with children with autism. Some program highlights include:
The need for skilled
professionals who can meet the needs of children with autism is expected to
grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 68 children have
been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.* Additionally, with the
increasing number of children and families affected with autism and federal
funding for autism services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education
Act (IDEA), the demand is expected to be high for trained professionals who can
work with autistic children. The IDEA also calls for individualized education
programs that meet the needs of children with disabilities which require
professionals who understand autism spectrum disorders.† Individuals who may benefit from
this program include:
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.
Online and Campus Start Date
May 17, 2017
Online and Campus Start Date
Jun 07, 2017
Online Start Date
Jul 05, 2017
This course introduces students to autism spectrum disorders in young children. Topics include the historical and theoretical foundations of autism and current diagnostic criteria. Students will differentiate the characteristics of autism including comparing differences in brain structure as well as social, emotional, communication, behavioral, sensory-motor, and cognitive characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Total Program Credits: 24
This course addresses the study of language and communication issues and disorders in young children with autism. Students will discuss language assessment and intervention models and programs for children with autism.
This course presents an overview of interventions for young children with autism spectrum disorders and the strategies needed for teaching. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based interventions, with a review of nonresearch-based interventions, in order for students to become critical consumers of the literature related to autism intervention. Students will learn pedagogical foundations for best practice in instructional programming and curriculum development for young children with autism spectrum disorders.
CE 340 and CE 350
This course builds on prior knowledge as students examine classroom management and applied behavior analysis strategies. Students will focus on implementation and evaluation of individual and group management programs for young children with autism spectrum disorders.
CE 350 and CE 440
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including military servicemember, spouse, and veterans tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
Note: Program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data &
Statistics, on the Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html
† IDEA Regulations: Individualized
Education Program (IEP) Team Meetings and Changes to the IEP, on the Internet
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