Autism Awareness Course

With autism affecting one in every 68 births and more than 3.5 million Americans living with an autism spectrum disorder, it is important to increase our awareness and knowledge of this fast-growing developmental disability.


This fully online instructor-led course provides an introduction to autism spectrum disorders. The course is designed to provide information about autism to professionals who work with children or adults, emergency service personnel, family members of individuals with autism, and anyone who wants to learn about autism spectrum disorders.

Five course modules cover topics that include the evolution and diagnosing criteria of autism spectrum disorders, symptoms and individualized treatment, genetic research, indicators and strategies to assist with or alleviate sensory problems, educational concerns and employment strategies. Students will read assigned material, participate in weekly online discussions, and complete a quiz at the end of each module and a final comprehensive quiz at the end of the last module. This is a non-credit class and no prerequisite courses are required.

"The Autism Spectrum class helped me to better understand my own experiences with my Autistic son. It also gave me resources to help him further an education after graduation at his pace. I found the class very interesting personally and professionally for my future practices. I intend to utilize the info to assist my son and his future." — Melody Helms, current UWF Social Work graduate student.

"My favorite part of this class was learning what it is like for those who have autism. Learning more about the sensory issues that people with autism face has helped me be more understanding and compassionate when I see signs of sensory distraction or frustration in my students." — Jennifer Carter, ESE Teacher.


Autism Awareness

Dates: October 17 - December 4, 2017

Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired basic knowledge about autism spectrum disorders, a conceptual understanding of autism, the ability to discuss current criteria used to identify individuals who are autistic, and be informed of examples of intervention methods, behavior management strategies and therapy approaches currently available to facilitate the developmental progress of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.


Location: Online
Tuition: $119.00 Register Now

The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)

This Autism Awareness course is certified by the The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to provide 16 CEUs towards the Certified Autism Specialist or Autism Certificate programs.

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Use partner code "UWF" to receive 20% off of your autism certification from IBCCES.

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