Autism Spectrum Disorders - Online

About the Program

Our Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) graduate certificate plan of study program will support you in: (1) understanding the characteristics of ASD, (2) locating and linking evidence based instructional practices (e.g., structured learning environments, visual supports, and systematic instruction) to the characteristics of ASD, and (3) implementing interventions for individuals with ASD.  The ASD certificate program is designed for professionals (special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, paraeducators/class support staff) and family members of individuals with ASD who already hold a bachelor degrees in education related fields.  This program is completely online.

Program Objectives

By graduation, you will be able to:

  • Describe the components of a well-structured learning environment for individuals with ASD
  • Locate and evaluate research related to ASD
  • Describe the characteristics of ASD and link these to evidence based interventions (including assessments) for individuals with ASD
  • Implement evidence based interventions with individuals with ASD


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.