If you would like to work with people on the spectrum, you may wish to obtain an autism focused degree or certificate. Alternatively, if you would like more structured education about autism without obtaining a degree or certificate, there are online modules and courses available.
Online ASD Credit Courses, Certificates And Degrees
Algonquin College, Ontario, Canada
Ontario College Graduate Certificate; Autism & Behavioral Science – Distance Education
Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona
Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
School of Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate- 13 credits, online & campus
Penn State, University Park, Pennsylvania
World Campus Online: Graduate Certificate in Autism
Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Special Education - Autism (Graduate Certificate)
Teachers College, Colombia University, New York, New York
Special Education: Intellectual Disability/Autism
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
University College: Autism Certificate Program
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
Online Module and Courses
Yale Autism Seminar (free)
The Yale Seminar on Autism and Related Disorders is the United States' first undergraduate course of its kind. Our goal for this website is to make all of the lecture content and supporting materials available online for free for anyone who desires to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorders.The following webinars are available free: Overview of Autism, Autism Intervention Programs, Autism in Infants and Young Children, Social Development in Autism, Electrophysiological Studies of Social Perception, Neuroimaging, Behavioral Treatments, Parental Perspectives & Supporting Families, Communication in Autism, Genetics of Autism, and Psychopharmacology.
Geneva Centre for Autism: E-Learning (many free courses)
Easy to access online resource for education staff. Helpful curriculum designed to enhance your knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and printable materials. 24/7 access to video and audio presentations on a variety of topics - from understanding a family's perspective to practical strategies that you can use right away. To access courses; choose ‘start your online experience right here’ to create an account.
PESI Continuing Education Seminars
Offer educational opportunities through podcasts, live webinars, live teleseminars, live video webcasts, on-demand seminars, distance learning, and on-site training. A wide variety of topics are covered including visual processing and academics, auditory processing, understanding sensory sytstems, challenging behaviour and more.
Autism Internet Modules (AIM) (free)
The Autism Internet Modules were developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up‐to‐date, and usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators, other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of, respect for, and equality of persons with ASD. There are over 35 internet modules with a range of topics (autism spectrum disorders, intervention approaches, educational strategies, etc.). To access the modules you need to create a free account.