Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnoses are burgeoning, presenting unique challenges for educators and therapists. Antioch University New England heard the urgent call for training and established this Center to deliver in-depth knowledge in this area. Through the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program and a variety of continuing education workshops and courses, Antioch University New England provides essential training so you can better serve individuals on the autism spectrum. Currently practicing counselors, psychologists, educators, special educators, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, tutors, parents and advocates will benefit from this specialized training. We focus on working closely with higher-functioning individuals on the spectrum, including those with Asperger Syndrome, High Functioning Autism (HFA), and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).Study with remarkable faculty.The Center has gathered the foremost authorities on individuals on the autism spectrum. Faculty members include national presenters, published authors, and attentive, expert faculty who strive to make a difference. Study with remarkable faculty. The Center has gathered the foremost authorities on individuals on the autism spectrum. Faculty members include national presenters, published authors, and attentive, expert faculty who strive to make a difference. Keep your job while you earn your certificate. Our delivery model is designed to accommodate working professionals. Students come to class only one weekend every three to four weeks, so you can gain the education you need without putting your career on hold. Master’s program options You have the option of simultaneously pursuing an MEd in the Foundations of Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Also, some graduates of the ASD Certificate program have elected to roll over their credits and pursue this MEd program sequentially. Or explore the Interdisciplinary Master of Arts program, with primary or minor concentrations in ASD. Continuing education is always an option. You can enroll in individual courses on a space-available basis to broaden your knowledge of the subject—and earn graduate credits. Program delivery --Begins in fall --1 weekend every 3-4 weeks --10 months to complete
Antioch University, and therefore New England, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. All degree programs are also approved by the New Hampshire Postsecondary Commission.