Understanding and Working Effectively with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Community Professionals

Community professionals often encounter individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a variety of public and private settings. This course prepares professionals, including emergency first responders, healthcare workers, community agency staff, and direct care workers, for common interactions that may occur with these individuals. More specifically, this course focuses on understanding characteristics of ASD, navigating interpersonal situations, demonstrating effective communication skills, and engaging in solution-focused problem-solving strategies with children, adolescents and young adults with ASD while appreciating their strengths and respecting their dignity.  Through video presentations and video critique, role playing, group workshops/discussions, and mini-lectures and demonstrations, students are provided with the necessary knowledge base, skill sets, and overall confidence they need when interacting with individuals with ASD in human services agencies and community settings.

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Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.


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For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Email: MX-WorkforceDevelopment@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414