Online ABA Certificate Course
Introduction to Autism (under construction)
Professional Certificate Courses
Autism Intervener Certificate Course
Autism - Introduction
Autism - Youth and Adults Focused
Asperger - Primary Junior
Asperger - Intermediate Secondary
For Child Care Resource Teachers
Building on the skills acquired through the Autism Intervener Certificate Course: Level 1, participants will develop an extensive understanding of the challenges and needs related to social skills and social understanding for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. Participants will learn how to apply this knowledge and explore assessment tools, social thinking and context blindness, intervention strategies, bullying, and peer mediated social skills.
Each participant will be required to complete a Social Skills Assessment Profile on an individual with ASD and select goals and strategies to address the development of a specific social skill. Additionally, participants will be required to also complete a bullying assessment and indicate how they would begin to implement a peer empathy building program specific to ASD.
Description:Participants will gain a thorough understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and an overview of current intervention techniques. Content will include: diagnostic characteristics, current theories regarding causation, learning styles and teaching essentials, communication challenges, social skill difficulties, sensory processing differences and anxiety. Intervention techniques and strategies in each area will be discussed and reviewed.
NEW & IMPROVED – With the understanding of commitments in life with family and work and busy schedules, the Autism Intervener Certificate Course, Level 1 has been adapted so that the information participants gain can be reflected within the sessions of the course. Weekly assignments have been replaced with in-class activities that will be graded.
Each session provides activities for participants to interact and engage individually and as small groups. Throughout the course, participants will be accumulating information to complete a final assignment that will be presented during the last session of the course. To evaluate successful completion of this course, participants will be graded on regular attendance, participation in all in-class activities and satisfactory completion of the final assignment. Contingent upon this criteria, participants will receive a certificate indicating that they have successfully completed the Autism Intervener Course, Level 1 with Geneva Centre for Autism.
This course is designed for people who are currently supporting an individual with an ASD and will be limited to 20 participants. As space is limited, please register soon to ensure availability.