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ECU Graduate Certificate in Autism

Autism is a developmental disability that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans and their families today (Autism society of America). The ECU Graduate Certificate in Autism offers professionals the opportunity to learn more about this complex issue and how to effectively and collaboratively serve students with Autism in the public school setting. This certificate program is taught through distance education, and all courses are offered on-line.

The Autism certificate may be pursued as part of a master's program. To earn an Autism Graduate Certificate, the following courses are required:

6800. Introduction to Students with Autism

(3 cr.) Definitions, research, characteristics, and intervention alternatives related to students with autism spectrum disorders.

6801. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Autism 

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6800. Educational strategies in working with children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom.

6802. Families and Students with Autism

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6800. Needs of the family as a unit, family interventions, family services, advocacy strategies, and future planning alternatives for families of students with autism spectrum disorders.

6803. Language and Communication for Students with Autism

(3 cr.) P: SPED 6800. Alternative communication strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders.

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For More Information, contact:

Dr. Kathi Wilhite
Interim Chair
133 Speight Building

Dr. Lora Lee Smith Canter
Associate Professor
119 Rivers Building