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Education

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Allies and Advocates

Education certificate, online graduate program

Make a difference in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder.

Improve your understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and learn to implement your knowledge for change in the school, home, and community. In this 12-credit certificate program, you’ll study a curriculum that focuses on the roles and choices of family members, friends, allies, and advocates who support children with ASD.

Courses are structured to move from an exploration of advocacy, behavior, quality of life, the criminal justice system, and transition to adulthood to a call for action by allies and advocates in each of these areas.

The program includes short field assignments that give you the hands-on experience you need for success. Studying the latest research means you’ll have tools that will make a difference.

In its convenient online format, this program gives you the flexibility to study when and where you want, with interactive elements that keep you connected to a supportive virtual community. And with access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

Please note: this program does not lead to an autism endorsement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Program Structure

100% Online

12 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
Licensure Information

Lesley University cannot confirm whether the course or program of study will meet the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any state other than Massachusetts. We advise all applicants and students to determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure or certification in the state in which they reside or plan to practice.

Careers
Where you'll work
Lesley students go on to rewarding careers in a range of settings throughout Massachusetts and New England, including:
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Faculty

Total approximate cost for this certificate program.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Allies and Advocates
  • Tuition
    $650/credit x 12
    $7,800
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    $120
    Registration Fees
    $80
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Total approximate cost for this certificate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year.
We are committed to providing you with opportunities to support your academic goals. Federal aid and a variety of other options can help make your education more affordable.

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