Elms College created one of the country’s first master of science degree programs in autism spectrum disorders.
Target Your Study
We teach applied behavior analysis, which research shows to be effective in treating people with autism. We offer numerous electives in ASD and CSD such as coursework in: nonverbal learning disabilities, sensory integration, executive function, AAC (alternative and augmentative communication), Asperger’s, and social skills.
Autism and Communication
In addition to extensive autism content, courses in essential communication disorders information such as social skills theory and intervention, which are necessary for individuals on the spectrum are integrated within the plan of study.
Board-Certified Behavior Analyst
The BCBA (board-certified behavior analyst) course sequence is embedded into our MS and CAGS curricula. Students must complete a total of 1,500 hours of practica and sitting for an examination in order to become a BCBA. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board Inc. has approved our six-course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA examination.