Autism - Introduction

14 weeks Course

Overview

Students will learn about the neurodevelopmental and behavioural aspects of people with autism spectrum disorder, previously labelled as five different syndromes under the autism spectrum disorder umbrella. Students will learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnostics tools, research-based interventions, and will cover autism spectrum disorder from birth to adulthood.

Graduate of an education or human services diploma or degree in Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, Recreation and Leisure Services, or Developmental Service Worker program.

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification. Students must remain current throughout the program up to time of graduation.
  • Completion of a Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Course (CPI) at the student’s own expense. Intervention Course (CPI) is a co-requisite course and must be completed by the end of Field Placement I.
  • Students may be required to travel for this course.
  • Completed Confidential Student Health Record.
  • Up-to-date immunization and a recent 2-step TB skin test.
  • Current Criminal Reference Check (must be less than one year old and renewed on a yearly basis).

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.