Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) comprise the fastest growing neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Research consistently supports early intervention approaches that focus on enhancing parents’ capacity to meet the needs of their infants and toddlers.
The certificate is offered for providers in the field and will focus on evidence-based practices for addressing these needs.
Consistent with the needs of children with ASD, intervention goals covered address:
- Early adaptive skills
- And positive behavior
Infant Toddler Autism Program Structure
This ITA program is comprised of three (3-credit) graduate courses taught fully online.
- The first course provides an introduction to the field and the practices.
- The second course describes how to implement evidence-based practices with infants and toddlers with ASD.
The courses will be offered online, consecutively during Fall, Spring, and Summer. Courses will be offered each year and they must be taken in order.