Autism and Behavioural Sciences

Autism and Behavioural Sciences

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program requirements

  • 9 Mandatory Courses
  • 2 Field Placements

Program Description

Students develop an understanding of current theories and treatment methodologies used to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and incorporate modified practices and procedures appropriate to the child and the situation. Emphasis is placed on the design and implementation of effective behavioural treatment plans according to the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI). The curriculum covers the range of evidence-based practices in autism treatment, the characteristics of ASD, as well as child development and augmentative communication systems. This provides students with the expertise in the field of autism and behavioural science for application within the autism and children's service sector. Theories, terminology, and applications to current approaches to teamwork and working with families of children with ASD are presented.

Current Course Offerings
Course Title Course Code ONTARIOLEARN EQUIVALENTS Mandatory
Behavioural Skill Bldg (ODE) BESC1010   Mandatory
Ethics/Professionalism (ODE) ETHS1000   Mandatory
Intro to ASD (ODE) BESC1001   Mandatory
Introduction to ABA (ODE) BESC1000   Mandatory
Parent/Staff Training (ODE) BESC1006   Mandatory
Special. Instruct. Strat (ODE) BESC1002   Mandatory
Transition Plan/Implent (ODE) BESC1007   Mandatory
Treating Challeng Behav (ODE) BESC1008   Mandatory
Working w/Families/Teams (ODE) BESC1003   Mandatory

Additional Info

Students are required to provide evidence of approved certification in Non-Violent Crisis Prevention/Intervention (TCI or NVCPI) and Possession of a Standard First Aid and CPR (HCP) (either St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross or equivalent) as a prerequisite to the Field Placement component of this program.