2021-2022 Catalog

EDU 149 Autism Technical Concepts


This course is an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders and the skills and competencies needed to work within programs and facilities providing supervised services to persons diagnosed with ASD. Topics include knowledge of characteristics and services, evidence based practices to address social, behavioral, educational, developmental and communication needs through appropriate assessment, planning, implementation of services, and strategies for effective family/community engagement and advocacy for persons with ASD. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of ASD, application of techniques and interventions used when working with the ASD population, understanding of how to write and implement plans to provide approved documentation, and provide hands-on experiences within programs or facilities serving persons with ASD.