Post Secondary graduates from a related discipline such as college diploma, college advanced diploma or applied degree in a related discipline (e.g. Behavioural Science, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care, Developmental Services Worker, Educational Support).
Students entering this graduate program will be able to build on their related background of study, obtaining a higher level of specialized knowledge, skill and independence in the areas of assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. This full-time program will take one year to complete and combines both academic and practical experience. It provides students with a well-rounded opportunity to further their undergraduate studies in order to work effectively as an integral member of a services delivery team who supports individuals with autism and autism spectrum disorders.
The program is standardized across the province to deliver identical curriculum and protocol.
Two field placements allow students to gain valuable practical experience working with individuals with autism.
Graduates will demonstrate leadership in guiding the activities of others and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop practical solutions.
Comprehensive training in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles and practices including Intensive Behavioural Intervention Techniques.
Great careers as an instructor therapist exist in community agencies, school boards, government funded Autism programs, with private providers and home programs.
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.
Accepted applicants must supply proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to program entry. Medical Requirements Form
Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.