Every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)—a neurological disorder on the autism spectrum. The effects of this disorder vary widely, but it is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD.
In this course, you take away strategies for working effectively with ASD students. And you will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with this disorder.
The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.
3 Grad Credits (Optional): From Framingham State University, a leading provider of K-12 teacher training. Requirements are to complete the four Unit Quizzes at 80% level (you may retake them til you reach 80%); make at least one comment in each of the four Unit discussions; and write a 1-2 page paper based on the course, submitting it within two weeks after the course ends. PRDV 79520, additional $225 cost, payable to Framingham State University. Click Here for directions on how to pay. Email us at info@lern.org for more information. 

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $145.00
Price in CAD $195.00


Unit 1

What is ASD

  • How is ASD diagnosed
  • What kinds of behaviors are common among ASD students
  • What experiences are typical for ASD students in school

Unit 2

Effective communication and learning environment

  • What constitutes a comfortable environment
  • How to tell if your ASD student is feeling lost
  • Bullying and inclusion

Unit 3

Effective Interventions

  • Enforcing the IEP and 504 Plans
  • Teens and ASD 

Unit 4

Working with Parents

  • Listening to Parent Concerns
  • Understanding Parents’ experiences and perspective
  • Creating Parent/Teacher Teamwork

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Next start date

Oct 7 – Nov 1