Realize your own potential while helping students with autism reach theirs.
At Lesley, we prepare teachers who are strong advocates for their students.
Appropriate for teachers who work with students with autism, this certificate aligns with the Massachusetts autism endorsement. The program begins with a foundation course that explains the physiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It continues with courses in socialization and communication, understanding complex behaviors, curriculum planning, and assessment. A course in collaboration and ethics rounds out the program.
You’ll explore the scientific and medical theories of autism spectrum disorder, and get an overview of the law that impacts those with ASD. You’ll study social development and communication of those with autism. Learn about models that address behavior, including applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports. Examine assessment and curriculum design, including how to review the Individualized Education Program. And investigate collaboration and communication among members of educational teams and how to include your students in decision-making.