The updated list of courses for spring 2016 are available, contact Sharon Williamson at address below. If you have any questions about tuition costs, registration information, please contact us. The courses that will be offered can be applied to the following programs.
In response to the increase in the incidence of autism, Elms College created one of the first master of science programs in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in the nation, and the first in New England. Our degree is unique. Rather than being a degree only in applied behavior analysis, our program has a broader focus. The curriculum includes the Behavior Analyst Certification Board course sequence, and emphasizes the communication aspects of ASD. Our evening and weekend course schedule is tailored to meet the needs of your busy life.
Elms College is the only college in the nation to offer a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders. If you already have your master's degree, the CAGS is a great way to earn post-master's credit that may be required for you to receive salary increases, fulfill continuing education course requirements for licensure or certification, stay current in your rapidly changing profession, develop new skills, and expand your knowledge in a specific area of professional interest. The courses are scheduled during evenings and weekends for your convenience.
Our new Certificate in Asperger's Studies is a minimum 12 credit postgraduate certificate. The courses you will take will prepare you to work with individuals with Asperger's on the three core deficit areas: social skills, executive function, and theory of mind. If you already work with individuals with Asperger's, our courses will enhance your practice.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.