Interdisciplinary Autism Support
Interdisciplinary Autism Support
One in 54 children are diagnosed with Autism. That number is projected to increase in the next five years. Additionally, the number of young adults and adults with Autism continues to rise. But there are limited resources and programs diedicated to addressing community living and occupations for this population.
The Interdisciplinary Autism Support Certificate Program is designed to train professionals to address the needs and issues faced by these individuals and their communities and help them to solve real-world problems.
This certificate is ideal for occupational therapists, teachers, special educators, therapists, health care professionals, counselors, and any professionals wishing to expand their perspectives on understanding the latest research related to Autism, intervention approaches, particularly with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism, and then addressing the identified needs of this population through an interdisciplinary approach.
Appreciate, understand the complexity, and compare autism strengths and challenges across the lifespan, from diagnosis through adulthood.
Implement evidence based interoception assessments and interventions to improve sleep, eating, toileting, education, emotional regulation and social participation individually and in group settings.
Use evidence based lifestyle (focus on food choice) assessment and interventions to improve sleep, eating, toileting, emotional regulation and social participation individually and in group settings.
- Design and create programs and environments that support individuals with autism in their homes, schools, at work and communities.
Sample Progam Schedule:
|TERM:||Fall II||Spring I||Spring II||Summer I|
Autism Across the Lifespan
Interoception Assessment and Intervention
Lifestyle Modification with Autism
Developing Responsive Programs for Autistic Community
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In-demand specialized skillsets for Occupational Therapists, teachers and other health/human services professionals:
|Autism Diagnosis/ Treatment/ Care||4,447||23.50%|
|Applied Behavioral Analysis||664||47.96%|
Dr. Kerri Hample
Dr. Hample, along with Kelly Mahler (adjunct faculty) and OT graduate students, have conducted various scholarship projects over the past 4 years with increasingly strong evidence for the implementation of select strategies to improve Interceptive Awareness and of resulting improved function as it relates to participation in school, social events, and eating/ toileting with children. This scholarship has been presented at local, regional, and national occupational therapy conferences and has been received with great enthusiasm from the occupational therapy community. This research has also resulted in an international group of occupational therapy practitioners who are invested in using these strategies and participating in current and future scholarship opportunities. Based on the response of the OT community, including the international OT practitioners involved in the latest research project, we believe that there is a need and desire for such courses within the greater, global, occupational therapy community.
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