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Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Kaplan University is committed to helping build the leaders and professionals of tomorrow who have a passion and commitment to serving the autistic population.
Developed specifically for early childhood professionals working with and supporting young children, our ASD certificate coursework focuses on applied theory and ethics for 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 online certificate program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to assist children with autism and their families.
Kaplan University’s ASD certificate program focuses on equipping professionals who work with autistic children with proactive strategies for language and skill development and behavior intervention and strategies. Some program highlights include:
Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 68 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder.* Additionally, with the increase in federal funding for autism services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), demand is expected to be high for trained professionals who can work with autistic children.† Prospective students who may benefit from this program include:
The curriculum is based on current research in the field of autism and coursework focuses on applied theory, ethics, and professionalism in both the general education and special education settings. Courses include:
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*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 at http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/,root,dynamic,TopicalBrief,9,.html