Graduate Certificate in the Autism Spectrum

This graduate-level certificate offers a specialized program of study for professionals seeking to gain competence in providing meaningful support for children, youth and adults on the autism spectrum from all walks of life. Through participation in coursework and relevant field experiences, candidates will acquire applied knowledge of contemporary theory, research and emergent issues to guide them in their respective professions across settings. Emphasis is on advancing humanistic, inclusive and neurodiversity affirming practices that are grounded in the values, preferences and lived experiences of autistic people. The certificate is designed for graduate students or post-graduate professionals representing diverse disciplines, including educators, therapists, advocates, self-advocates, family members, and others from a variety of fields and backgrounds.

Autism Spectrum Graduate Certificate — 12 units

Course Requirements

SPED 791Nature of the Autism Spectrum3
SPED 825Communication, Behavior and Instructional Supports: Autism3
SPED 794Socialization and Imagination: Autism3
Elective (upon advisement)3