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Based on current research and literature, this course identifies the characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and provides knowledge of cognition and neurology as well as the core challenges associated with ASD and their implications for program planning and service delivery. Topics include: language and verbal/nonverbal communication, social skills, behavior, and auditory/visual/sensory processing. Roles and responsibilities of various service providers involved in the education and support of students with ASD are explored as well as skills and strategies for effective collaboration with a variety of teams, service providers, and families.

This course is available for open enrollment. It is part of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing California Induction Clear Credential progam for individuals clearing an Education Specialist credential. 

Note: Course attendance is asynchronous, however assignments MUST be completed by specific deadlines throughout the course to earn a passing grade. Log into the course in Canvas on the start date and refer to the syllabus for detailed information regarding individual due dates.

Course Number: EDUC-31590
Credit: 4.50 unit(s)

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