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2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016 - 2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Autism Studies Certificate

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Leslie S. Daniel, Certificate Coordinator

The Certificate of Autism Studies is designed to prepare personnel to educate and support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which includes autism, Asperger syndrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders. The program consists of 12 semester hours of courses covering the Skill Competencies for Professionals and Paraprofessionals as outlined by Virginia’s Autism Council. There is no licensure in the area of ASD endorsed by the Department of Education in Virginia. This certificate is intended for educators, human services personnel, and family members who work with individuals who are on the autism spectrum. The certificate is based on empirically based research and best practices.

Certificate Requirements

12 credit hours in special education

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