Currently, there is a critical shortage of skilled early intervention professionals in the United States. The accredited UMassOnline Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate Program was created to meet this demand.
Early behavioral intervention is the key to successful treatment of autism. Currently, there is a critical shortage of skilled early intervention professionals in the United States. UMass Lowell's Department of Psychology in collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has introduced five new online courses that deal with behavioral intervention in autism.
Two options Graduate Certificate: Completion of two required courses plus two elective courses enables the student to complete a graduate certificate. This four-course graduate program is designed to provide professionals in psychology, education, child care, speech and language disorders, mental health and human services with an understanding of autism and related developmental disorders as well as an introduction to behavioral methods and how and where such methods can be used and evaluated. With prior departmental approval, students may apply one of the courses from this certificate towards UMass Lowell's Master's Degree in Community Social Psychology (offered on campus) or towards a Master's Degree from UMass Lowell's Graduate School of Education.