2 Year /
Level 7 /
This course is sepcifically aimed at Special Needs Assistants (SNA's), teachers and parents who have an interest in gaining practical and applied knowledge in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
This course will introduce you to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience the world. You will explore the history of autism and the different strengths and challenges that it presents.
Various supports and interventions available for people on the spectrum will be examined. Currently graduates with knowledge and experience of autism are in high demand to work with multidisciplinary teams to support people with a diagnosis of autism. Graduates will explore a variety of evidence based approaches, methodologies and interventions. It is a one year full-time or two year part-time course.
Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.
Minimum Entry Requirements
The main employers are:
Graduate careers typically include:
Applications are open for a Sept 2023 intake (subject to sufficient numbers)
Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186306 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186310
Head of Department Dr Nigel Mc Kelvey
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186404
School and Department
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Early Education & Social Studies
Certificate (Level 9)
Bachelor of Science (Ord)