Program Overview

Dates

Tentative start date: March 27, 2023

Tentative end date: December 8, 2023

Info session: January 12, 2023 at 6:30pm (online via Zoom)


Schedule

Mode of delivery: Hybrid

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:30pm (online), 1-2 Saturdays/month from 9:00am to 12:30pm (online), and 1 Saturday/month from 9:00am to 12:30pm (in person)

Description

This specialized program is college-level training that will enable students to acquire competencies and knowledge about the functioning of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (of all ages) and to properly carry out interventions with these individuals.

The training leads the graduate directly into the labour market for employment working with individuals with ASD and their families. More specifically, the training will enable the graduates of the program to provide specialized support in the context of integration and provide specialized educational assistance services to individuals with ASD, as well as their family and friends.

Ultimately, the program aims to equip graduates to meet the challenges inherent in a complex and ever-changing work environment.

Courses

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Program consists of five (5) credit courses, for a total of 330 hours.

  • 351-H12-VL Understanding the Individual with Autism – 60 Hours
  • 351-H13-VL Autism Spectrum Disorder – 45 Hours
  • 351-H22-VL Approaches, Interventions and Programs for ASD – 45 Hours
  • 351-H33-VL Support for Individuals with ASD and their Families – 60 Hours
  • 351-H34-VL Integrative Intervention Project and Application of Clinical Tools – 120 Hours

Note: If a student registered in this program withdraws, stops attending or does not succeed in a course which is a pre-requisite for a following course, the student’s status may change from full-time to part-time and consequently all fees will be recalculated.

Admission Requirements

Must have an AEC or DEC in Special Care Counselling, Early Childhood Education, Social Work or Education and/OR a significant work experience in the field.

Students must have access to a practice setting in the field of ASDs for assignments and an internship.