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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement Participants earn 80 inservice credits per course in each of the three courses below. More infomation can be found on the training calendar when these courses are offered. Each course includes field experience.

Nature and Needs, Assessment, and Diagnosis of ASD
Participants in this course will be able to identify characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD), demonstrate an understanding of current trends and research-based methodologies used to create appropriate instructional programs for these students, and become familiar with formal and informal assessments used for diagnosis and instructional planning.

Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports for Students with ASD
This course provides participants with an understanding of how applied behavior analysis principles pertain to individuals with ASD, including implementation associated with teaching various skills and supporting behavior in educational settings. The functional assessment of problem behavior as well as proactive and preventative methods for addressing problem behavior will be addressed. In addition, evidence-based instructional strategies to develop communication, social, self-help, and academic skills will be emphasized and linked to behavioral needs.

Augmentative/Alternative Communication Systems and Assistive/Instructional Technology for Students with ASD
Participants in this course will be able to describe and analyze communication needs, design strategies to facilitate intervention, and demonstrate an understanding of various communication interventions for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders; including AAC/AT. Participants will understand the importance of transition planning for students with ASD.

More information about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can be found below:
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) may include Autistic Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome or other related pervasive developmental disorders. Below is a list of resources relating to ASD. This list does not include EVERY resource, but it is a starting place. Click on the title that interests you.

Autism Speaks

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at FSU (CARD-FSU)

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Easter Seals: Autism Spectrum Disorder Services

Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

Autism Spectrum Coalition

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

KidsHealth: Asperger Syndrome

What is PDD-NOS?.pdf

10 Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew

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