This part-time graduate certificate program will take one calendar year to complete. Graduates of this program will obtain a higher level of specialized knowledge, skill and independence in the areas of assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
- The program is standardized across the province to deliver identical curriculum and protocol.
- Two field placements allow students to gain valuable practical experience working with individuals with autism.
- Graduates will demonstrate leadership in guiding the activities of others and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to develop practical solutions.
- Comprehensive training in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles and practices including Intensive Behavioural Intervention Techniques.
Great careers as an instructor therapist exist in community agencies, school boards, government funded Autism programs, with private providers and home programs.
Post Secondary graduates from a related discipline such as college diploma, college advanced diploma or applied degree in a related discipline.
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.
Accepted applicants must supply proof of a satisfactory medical examination and immunization prior to program entry.
Please be advised that lack of documented immunizations may result in the restriction of clinical placement and therefore may delay and/or prevent completion of the prescribed program.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
This is to make you aware that many of our clinical placement sites are requiring students to have their first COVID vaccine, as a minimum, to be eligible to attend clinical placement. Please note that COVID vaccinations will become a part of the clinical placement clearance requirements for fall 2021. A COVID vaccination is not a requirement to attend St. Clair College, however, a vaccination will be required prior to attending clinical placement. This additional requirement will be added to the list of current vaccinations required on the Medical form for clearance.
Students without their vaccinations cannot be guaranteed a clinical placement for their program and therefore will not be able to complete their programs. The Health Centre at St. Clair College can provide the physical exam and all other vaccinations except for the COVID vaccine. To obtain the COVID vaccination, Students must arrange an appointment through Public Health, a participating pharmacy, or their health care provider.
If you have any questions, please contact our St. Clair College Health Centre at 519-972-2727 ext. 4484 (in Windsor) or 519-354-9100 ext. 3729 (in Chatham)
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Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Autism and Behavioural Science (Ontario College Graduate Certificate) (MTCU Code 70711)
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Assess and analyze the characteristics, skills, and behaviour of individuals with ASD to effectively implement evidence-based behavioural interventions.
- Design and implement effective behavioural intervention plans under appropriate supervision and
- based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
- Evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural intervention plans based on the principles of ABA.
- Work collaboratively with families, teams, service providers, and the broader community to respond to the learning and behavioural needs of individuals with ASD.
- Design, implement, and evaluate as part of a team, ABA based transition plans for individuals with ASD.
- Comply with established ethical principles and professional guidelines
- Provide leadership in the promotion and provision of services to meet the needs of individuals with ASD and their families.
- Evaluate empirical evidence in order to select appropriate interventions for individuals with ASD.