Earn your Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate (ASD) in 12 months by taking three courses, 12 credits, and an internship. 

Our program is designed for teachers and other professionals who work with individuals with ASD in school, home and community settings.

You'll explore strategies and interventions in creative workshops, with hands-on instructional tools, designed to help you implement and transfer your goals into your specific environment. 

Some of the areas we'll cover include: 

  • Daily life function
  • Vocational training
  • Family life
  • Academic learning



Course Sequence for Fluvanna Cohort 2-12 Credits

  • Summer 2018 (May 19 - July 14) PSPE 550 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Fall 2018 (Aug 25 - Oct 27) PSPE 555 Promoting Social & Communicative Competence in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Spring 2019 (Jan-12 to March-9) PSPE 560 Strategies & Interventions for Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in School, Home, and Community
  • Spring 2019- PSPE 580 Internship in Autism Spectrum Disorder (In your classroom)

PSPE-ASD 2018- Fluvanna and surrounding counties (pdf)



This certificate is offered at our professional studies rate of $275 per credit hour (in-state). Convenient payment options are available. Out of state rates may apply.

The $45.00 application fee is non-refundable and applies to the cohort, not individual classes.

Total $3600 = $275 (12 credits) + $300 supervisory fee + $45 application fee. Workshop supplies included.

  • Fall $825 (In-State)
  • Spring $825  (In-State)
  • Spring II $825 (In-State) 
  • Summer or Fall Internship $825 (In-State) + $ 300 Supervisory Fee 

Enrollment Requirements

Who Can Apply? 

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Parents
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Counselors


Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution

A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA 

Open to all with a degree in: 

  • Special Education
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social work  


Apply Online, Select the Graduate Application for Professional Studies.

Space is limited in each cohort, so please don't wait!