Topic: Special Education/Gifted
Instructor: Carly McVey
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: OCALI
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Foundations of Evidence-Based Strategies: School Age

During the elementary and middle school years, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are developing skills in many areas that will impact their futures. This course presents evidence-based strategies for the professionals who work with them through videos that have been filmed in school, home, and community environments. It starts with an introductory module, Many Faces of Autism, which addresses the characteristics of ASD, dispels common misconceptions through the experiences and perspectives of people on the autism spectrum, and provides an overview of five simple strategies that can be used by anyone. Learners then proceed through the School Age course and complete nine modules which focus on a range of social-communication and behavioral intervention practices and strategies through real world videos and interviews with experts, practitioners, individuals with ASD, and their families. 

You will register for the course using this Ashland University system and by creating an account on the Autism Certification Center site ( You will begin the coursework by completing the Many Faces of Autism and then continuing on to the School Age course. Both must be completed to receive the 1.00 semester hours of credit. For more information, please contact

Additional Notes: 

- Registration Deadline 3/31/20

Within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account here at Ashland, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

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Cost: $225
Timespan of Course:
January 6, 2020 to May 1, 2020
Contact E-mail:

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Course Number: EDU*6131*T11
Academic Term: 20/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU