The Autism and Behavioural Science program was developed in response to the growing public concern about services for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
It was designed to deepen the expertise in the field of autism and behavioural sciences for application within the children’s sector, and simultaneously create a pool of qualified individuals to meet the needs of the nine regional autism service providers and other service agencies that provide autism or children’s services.
The program enables graduates with university degrees and graduates of Early Childhood Education, Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Developmental Service Worker and similar programs to acquire the specialized skills and expertise they need to work as instructor-therapists.
Students learn about:
- intervention methods including Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)
- working with families and treatment teams
- relevant legislation
Note: Field education may require travel due to the number of opportunities for appropriate placements within the Greater Toronto Area. Students may be required to travel to locations as far east as Oshawa, as far west as Burlington, and as far north as Vaughan.
SKILLS AND APTITUDES
Consider this career path if these terms describe you:
UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES
- Full-time and part-time faculty who have extensive experience in IBI and ASD.
- Well-established relationships with local publicly funded and private IBI providers.
Approved course sequence for the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes