Autism Spectrum Disorder
The fully-online Autism Spectrum Disorder program is a series of integrated courses that provide specialized content to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of issues related to working with students with autism spectrum disorders. The program focuses on early childhood through school age as well as transition from high school into adult life. Course work is based on current research and evidence based practices in the field of autism and will help participants gain fundamental knowledge and develop an understanding of best practice strategies for working with people with autism spectrum disorders. Although this program does not earn participants the TSPC designation of Licensed Autism Specialist, course content is aligned with the Oregon Commission on Autism standards and competencies. In addition, the program’s instructors are all field-based Licensed Autism Specialists currently working in school or educational service districts in Oregon.
- Undergraduate students pursuing degrees and careers in education, speech and hearing sciences, psychology, counseling, health professions, or the helping professions
- Graduate students pursuing degrees and careers in education, psychology, counseling, health professions, or the helping professions
- General education teachers
- Special education teachers
- Community and school counselors
- Health educators
- Arts therapists
- Speech and hearing professionals
- Social workers, case workers, family liaisons
- Allied education professionals (transportation, front office workers, paraprofessionals, instructional aides)
- Therapeutic recreational specialists and recreational specialists
Participants in the ASD Certificate of Completion program do not have to be formally admitted to PSU to enroll in ASD courses. Students must have a PSU student ID and active Odin account to register.
Prerequisite: SPED 410/510 Foundations for Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder.