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Autism and Behavioural Science Certificate

This online program provides graduates with a higher level of specialized knowledge and skills as well as the independence required in the assessment and treatment of individuals with autism and autism spectrum disorders. Students are provided with the opportunity to further develop their prior professional knowledge by preparing them to work as integral members of multi-disciplinary service teams and directly with individuals and their families. The program integrates academic theory (course work) with practical experience (field practicum). Graduates will demonstrate leadership in guiding the activities of others and in developing practical solutions. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles and practices including Intensive Bevavioural Intervention (IBI) techniques. Graduates enjoy job security and career advancement in the field.

Admission Requirements:
Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related discipline, including:

  • Native Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Behavioural Science
  • Developmental Service Worker
  • Educational Support

Employment Opportunities:

Employment opportunities include community agencies, school boards, government funded Autism programs, private providers and in-home programs, among others.
Field Practicum:

Field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening prior to accepting a student into the placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the students’ expense prior to the start of the 1st semester and updated every six (6) months. Additional documents that are required include: Current Immunization Record, TB testing, CPR & First Aid Certificate, and a medical exam. The lack of updated, documented immunizations and police clearance with vulnerable sector screening may result in the restriction of placement participation and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the program.

Program Of Study

Semester 1

Introduction to Applied Behavioural Analysis
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Working With Families and Teams
Specialized Instructional Strategies
Ethics and Professionalism

Semester 2

Transition Planning and Implementation
Behavioural Skills Building
Parent and Staff Training
Treating Challenging Behaviours

Following successful completion of Semester 1 and Semester 2:
Field Placement I
Field Placement II


Autism and Behavioural Science flyer
File: ABS_2016.pdf

Program Rack Card
File: ABSrackcard.jpg

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