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2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Autism Certificate

This certificate focuses on the application of ABA to autism.  The courses focus on the unique issues associated with ASD, and covers state-ot-the-art interventions in social skills, communication skills, and adolescent and adult services. Special topics covered include evidence-based intervention, collaboration between related professions, and functional goal development. A wide variety of electives are available in this concentration, to allow for an individualized plan of study.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 15

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Critique alternative approaches to understanding behavior associated with ASD.
  • Value all aspects of human behavior including private events.
  • Interpret the learning, behavioral, communication, and social characteristics of individuals with autism. 
  • Design effective function-based treatments for challenging behavior based on state of the art ABA assessment techniques for individuals with autism.
  • Support treatment decisions using existing empirical evidence. 
  • Design individual behavior treatments including behavior reduction and skill acquisition programming. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effective individualized curricular planning and effective behavior management.
  • Differentiate levels of evidence for approaches within and outside of ABA. 
  • Weigh courses of action given clinical scenarios. 
  • Create systems for the provision of performance based feedback in supervision and training contexts.