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An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Grad Certificate)

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ASU’s Graduate Certificate in autism spectrum disorders is ideal for educators, interventionists, psychologists, pathologists, behavior analysts, or family members who want to enhance their preparation for working with children and adults affected with autism spectrum disorders.

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Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

There is growing demand for professionals who understand the issues and needs of individuals affected with autism. Autism now affects as many as one in every 68 children nationwide. The online Graduate Certificate in autism spectrum disorders program is delivered by ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. The program is valuable for those interested in the fields of counseling, social work, speech pathology, various fields of therapy, teaching and program management in any area which provides services to individuals on the autism spectrum.

This 15-credit hour certificate program consists of 5 classes. The graduate certificate can be completed within a two-year period along with a graduate degree or as a stand-alone certificate.

NOTE: Students interested in sitting for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination should apply for the Master's in curriculum and instruction: applied behavioral analysis or as a non-degree seeking student, depending on interest and need.


All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.