Northstar Continuing Education

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The cost of the 3 credit course which includes the text book is $385 dollars, and is payable by credit card, just click on the credit card icon. After payment we will send by email, a payment acknowledgment, registration information and the syllabus. The textbook will also be shipped at this time.


All of our continuing education and professional development classes can be completed on your time, at your convenience, whenever you want to study!


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Growing Up With Autism

Course Description:

The term “Autism Spectrum Disorders” comprises a number of developmental disabilities, all of which are characterized by impairments in socialization and communicative development. Students in this course will learn about the identification and treatment of Autism, as well as educational methods. Students will learn specific interventions for educating children throughout their lifespan, including behavior modification, early intervention techniques, supporting language and communication development, modifying curriculum and preparing students for community integration and employment. Coursework will emphasize the development of functional and practical lessons that can be used in the student’s current curriculum.


Goals and Objectives

As a result of participation in this course, students should:

  1. Understand and describe the characteristics of autism.
  2. Create appropriate interventions in the areas of communication, socialization and behavior.
  3. Facilitate parent and school partnerships for students with Asd.
  4. Develop appropriate lesson plans and classroom accommodations.
  5. Learn how to use augmentative and assistive technology to learn social skills
  6. Prepare students to successfully transition to middle school, high school and adulthood.



The required text is:

Gabriels, R.L. & Hill, D. E. (eds.) (2010). Growing Up With Autism: Working With School-Age Children and Adolescents. New York: Guilford Press.