AASE: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course Available
9 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation For San Diego County Office of Education Added Authorization Candidates Only

All candidates must be enrolled first with SDCOE Added Authorizations Program prior to registering for credit validation with USD. Please visit the SDCOE AASE website for program enrollment information.

This course focuses on a wide variety of topics and issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Many different aspects of ASD are examined from a variety of different vantage points and perspectives. Course content include defining ASD characteristics, assessing, planning and monitoring developmentally appropriate interventions and  instructional strategies (including behavior based), knowledge of the impact of language development and communication skills, understanding the challenges and differences of students with ASD which include communication, social, sensory, behavior, auditory and visual processing, developing and maintaining structured and organized learning environment, understanding the roles and responsibilities of various service providers and integrating the strategies into the learning environment, as well as to articulate current research based practices. The expected student outcome is demonstration of knowledge and awareness regarding major issues related to ASD.

Course Details

Number of Units: 9.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for San Diego County Office of Education Added Authorization Candidates.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X713R – 007 29 Jan 202419 May 2024 9 $450

AASE: Autism Spectrum Disorder

29 Jan 202419 May 2024
Credit Validation

Course Format: Online

Location: San Diego County Office of Education

Audience: San Diego County Office of Education Added Authorization Candidates

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date.  There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: May 19, 2024 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Able to articulate the characteristics of individuals with ASD
  • Develop an understanding of visual supports to be used in school and community
  • Understand how to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to assess students with ASD in social, behavior, communication, sensory, auditory and visual processing and academic/functional academic areas
  • Understand how to collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to develop and monitor appropriate interventions and instructional strategies (including behavior based)
  • Understand how to support student’s communication (verbal and nonverbal) and language development
  • Access and articulate current research and literature regarding the characteristics and basis for ASD and the resulting implications for learning and functioning
  • Understand the importance of designing and maintaining a structured and organized learning environment including the development of systems and routines, physical arrangement and visual strategies that support teaching and enhance learning for students with ASD


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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