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Advanced Certificate in Autism

The Advanced Certificate in Autism offers advanced training for teachers certified in Special Education or Students with Disabilities who seek to refine their skills to meet the needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Upon completion of the program, candidates who hold a NYS certificate for teaching Students with Disabilities will be eligible for an annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities.

All courses are taught by experienced faculty who are experts in the education of students with Autism. Coursework covers a range of issues related to working with children with Autism, including fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), curriculum development, social communication skills, collaboration with parents, and transition into adulthood.

  • GESP 5401 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • GESP 5402 | Applied Behavior Analysis
  • GESP 5403 | ASD: Curriculum and Instruction
  • GESP 5404 | ASD: Language and Social Communication

At a Glance

  • 12 Credit Certificate Program
  • Online
  • Complete in as few as 12 months for less than $7,500


  • Joy Gallagher, Assistant Director, Transfer & Graduate Coordinator | 845-398-4101

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Ready to Apply?

Our application process is simple: