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Autism and Behavioural Science Graduate Certificate - 164

Program overview:
START DATE: September, January, May
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for January 2016, Open for May 2016, Open for September 2016, Waitlisted for September 2016
SCHOOL: Community & Urban Studies
PROGRAM LENGTH: 1 academic year (period of 8 months)
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Enter a field where you can help individuals with autism improve language and social skills with treatment and care

Mohawk's Autism and Behavioural Science program has the highest overall student satisfaction of any comparable program in Ontario.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a condition that can affect the social, communicative and play behaviour in young children. The condition affects approximately one in 250 children in Canada. Without treatment, children with autism may not learn to speak, interact, or function in their community. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is used to teach children with autism to develop new skills, such as language or social play, through repeated practice, intensive teaching (Intensive Behavioural Intervention or IBI), and positive reinforcement.

Program Highlights

  • Understand evidence-based treatments and how they are used to teach children with autism
  • Design, implement and evaluate behavioural strategies
  • Comprehend and respond to needs of family members
  • Train caregivers to implement educational techniques with their children
  • Develop an understanding of the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), in the intensive behaviour intervention application with children with autism

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Field Placement

  • Students will complete two field placements in community settings, such as hospitals, clinics, classrooms or residential settings, to obtain real work experience throughout Ontario
  • Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements within or outside the Hamilton region
  • Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter field placement
  • Students may be required to complete various Immunizations and Disease Screening Protocols required by some field placement agencies

Student Testimonial

“The Autism and Behavioural Science program is a miracle in my mind. I came across this program by chance... The program has given me a better opportunity, not only to understand autism, but other developmental disorders as well. With the ever increasing attention being placed on autism, knowing that I can help just one child accomplish one goal, is the reason I am here.” – JuliAnn

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Contact Us

Admission Advisor
Theresa Bain
(questions related to Admissions, Acceptance, Transcripts, dates, etc)
Email Theresa

Shelley Kitchen
(for those students interested in the part-time online ABS program (Online Learning)
Email Shelley

Michelle Turan
(for questions related to the full-time ABS program)
Email Michelle