Advanced Certificate Program in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The advanced certificate is a collaborative offering by the programs in special education and speech language pathology.
According to the Center for Disease Control, occurrence of autism has escalated to 1 in 68. In the last ten years, the New York City Department of Education has increased its programs across the city to care for autistic children and adults.
Brooklyn College's advanced certificate in autism spectrum disorders program has been designed to reflect a range of research-based approaches available for work with children on the autistic spectrum. These include applied behavioral analysis, natural learning paradigms and developmental social-pragmatic approaches.
The program attracts professionals from many disciplines such as education, special education, speech-language pathology, school psychology, social work and occupational and physical therapy. Students participate in lecture, discussion, observation and practice and are given the opportunity to train and work collaboratively with future colleagues.
Designed to provide education and training for individuals who have completed a bachelor's or master's degree in education, and who are interested in working with children and adults on the autistic spectrum and their families. The program also allows practitioners to meet professional continuing education requirements to maintain existing licensure or certifications.
For additional information about the campus program, please contact Associate Professor and Chair Susan Longtin.
For information about the off-campus program, please contact Adjunct Lecturer Elizabeth Figueroa.