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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Program Code: 20-307-6


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For teachers who have students with autism in their classrooms, parents of children with autism, paraprofessionals working with students who have special needs, and professionals in fields such as social work, nursing and child development. This certificate will help students develop skills, strategies and techniques to promote educational and social success in individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD. Two of the courses are on-line and one is Hybrid (face-to-face and on-line) with classes meeting on Saturday. These courses transfer as elective credits in the associate degree programs:

  • Analyze the impact of early intervention on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD)
  • Examine strategies in reducing negative behaviors in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Foster play and friendship for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Explore a variety of effective teaching methods, adaptations, and modifications for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder


To begin, contact
Kathy Meetz
1825 N Bluemound Drive
PO Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 735-5724
Or visit our Early Childhood Department Website to access a brochure.





Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program