This April, the Autism Society has gone beyond simply promoting autism awareness, but worked to encourage individuals to become partners and advocates in the movement toward acceptance and appreciation of the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year. On April 2, individuals everywhere wore blue in participation of the “Light it up Blue” campaign. With tremendous amounts of support, this day has turned into a global effort to honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.
National Autism Awareness Month is also time well spent thanking and showing appreciation to the educators within the behavioral management field who help those with autism develop and apply the unique talents and skills they have to offer.
As the month comes to an end, UMass Lowell is excited to announce its newest online program which meets the growing need for qualified behavioral management professionals. A ‘Behavioral Management in Autism Graduate Certificate’, is now being offered for those who have already earned their Bachelor’s degrees but want to continue their education and growth within this field of work. This BACB approved program was designed to provide students with knowledge of behavior management interventions, skill acquisition procedures, collection and analysis of data and behavior assessment.
In addition to this online program, UMass offers various other programs specializing in the autism concentration: