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 in the school, home, and community. In this 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. And you’ll study in a convenient, fully online environment with experienced faculty and engaged peers.

Through a curriculum that connects theory with practice, you’ll examine current issues related to ASD and develop strategies to support the unique needs of every child. Coursework includes topics like:

  • Advocacy
  • Behavior
  • Quality of life
  • The criminal justice system
  • Transition to adulthood

This 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.

Please note: this program does not lead to an autism endorsement in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you are interested in the Massachusetts Autism Endorsement, see the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism.

At this time, residents of Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Oregon are not eligible to enroll in our fully online programs. All others may apply.

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Program Structure

100% Online

12 Credits, Accelerated 8-Week Terms
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What are the benefits of an online certificate?

Because the autism certificate program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. 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.

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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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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 2018–2019 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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