Autism Spectrum Department of Special Education

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Competencies

Candidates completing the Autism Spectrum Graduate Certificate will demonstrate the following key professional competencies in autism related knowledge and skill

  1. Nature of Autism Spectrum
  2. Family support and partnerships
  3. School and community partnerships
  4. Individualized educational services and supports
  5. Assessment frameworks and procedures
  6. Curriculum and instruction
  7. Structuring learning environments
  8. Addressing challenging behavior
  9. Supporting communicative competence
  10. Supporting social competence
  11. Supporting play, leisure and imagination
  12. Inclusion with neuroypical Peers
  13. Transition to higher education, work, and independent living
  14. Professional literacy and leadership
  15. Cultural and linguistic competence
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