Northstar Continuing Education

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CEUs 1.5, 3.0 or 4.5


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Growing Up With Autism


   In 1.5, 3..0 or 4.5 continuing education units


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.