Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder | UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

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Online Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

This class provides participants with a general understanding of the criteria for judging an instructional practice to be evidence based. It also examines the recommended strategies and methodologies for instructing individuals with autism and strategies for effectively collaborating with a wide variety of professionals and service providers. This course covers the following strategies: visual supports, modeling, video modeling, scripting, social narratives, social skills training, peer play group, peer mediated interventions and parent training and interventions. 


Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently working with or a desire to work with students on the autism spectrum in an educational or clinical setting.


Amber Fitzgerald, M.A., has worked with individuals from birth to adulthood with a variety of special needs, including autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbance, behavioral challenges and moderate to severe disabilities, for 11 years. She has worked directly with students with autism and other behavioral/developmental challenges in both the public and nonpublic school systems as an in-home behavior technician, special educator, district behavior specialist and program specialist for students with ASD. Fitzgerald is a board-certified behavior analyst. 

Online Schedule

Apr 05 to Jun 22

Section Notes

This course begins April 5, 2019 and ends June 22, 2019.  The enrollment deadline is April 5, 2019. Access to this course will be available on the course start date. 


Tuition $675.00

Special Discounts

Group Discount: Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.
CAAA Member Discount: Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.
Capitol Corridor Rider: Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.

Course Materials


Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators and Related Practitioners, 2nd ed., 2 ed., by Kari Dunn Buron and Pamela Wolfburg, ISBN 9781937473945


3 units academic credit

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our Technical Requirements page at https://extension.ucdavis.edu/online-learning/tech-requirements

Enrollment Policies

Visit https://extension.ucdavis.edu/student-services/distance-learning-1 to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

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