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Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders)

Course Code: VU22TCNAA

Registration Deadline: Jul 21, 2022
This course is still open for registration.

As professionals, teachers strive to provide a meaningful learning program for all students, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this Additional Qualification Course: Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders), you will be learning within a professional network of educators who are working to gain a more in-depth understanding of the varying needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through collaborative dialogue, inquiry based activities and reflective practice, you will be focussed on programming to best support the effective teaching and learning of students with autism. Key guideline concepts include: relating practice to theory, program planning, development and implementation, best instructional practices, assessment and evaluation and building a supportive learning environment.


  • An undergraduate degree acceptable to the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Be a member in good standing with the OCT

Documents Required

  • NONE
Session Dates
Start Date: Aug 02, 2022
End Date: Aug 31, 2022
Online: August 2, 2022 – August 31, 2022. Mandatory synchronous sessions: August 2, 2022 – August 12, 2022 (Monday to Friday). Be available between 8:30am - 4:30 pm. Meeting times and duration of the sessions are set by the instructor. All coursework must be completed by August 31, 2022.

This 125 hour course consists of 100 hours of interactive coursework and 25 hours of independent learning. Regular and relevant candidate participation is a requirement. In addition to the synchronous sessions, expect to be online every weekday during a Summer course to complete assignments and collaborate in discussion forums. All deadlines will be communicated by the Instructor.

Format / Location
Virtual Blended

Reid-Purcell, Wendy A. & Thompson, Jennifer M.


Course listings are accurate as of Jul. 22 08:00 AM.