Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism

Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism

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Course tuition:  $275
Textbook: $25.05 (available via
Total: $300.05
Refunds: Participant cancellations will be accepted during the first week of the course with a full refund of the registration fee. There will be NO refunds or participant substitutions after the first week.


Student testimonial: "It seems so many times you attend a workshop or conference and hope to gain some real hands on skills to take back to your campus; but instead you listen to someone lecture about the problem you are having WITHOUT any or minimal suggestions. This course exceeded my expectations. My hope is that I can put this new knowledge to work for our students and their families. Thanks to all of my classmates and instructors for making this a great experience."

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The course will cover these topics and more.

  • Transition
  • Positive behavior support
  • Inclusion
  • Life and social skills
  • Employment
  • Post-secondary education

Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of self-determination in transition.
  • Discuss positive behavior support.
  • Describe the features of an effective transition education plan.
  • Describe ways to promote life skills and social skills.
  • Explain ways to provide support to parents.
  • Discuss the importance of collaborating with adult services.
  • Describe strategies that result in competitive integrated employment.
  • Describe considerations for choosing a post-secondary education setting.


Lesson 1: Transition for Students with Autism and Characteristics Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lesson 2: Self Determination and Positive Behavior Support

Lesson 3: Developing a Transition Individualized Education Plan and Inclusion

Lesson 4: Teaching from the Classroom to the Community and Life and Social Skills Development

Lesson 5: Supporting Parents and Adult Services

Lesson 6: Employment and Post-Secondary Education

Course Lectures

  • Characteristics Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Dr. Carol Schall
  • Positive Behavior Support: Dr. Carol Schall
  • Teaching from the Classroom to the Community: Dr. Dawn Hendricks
  • Adult Services: Grant Revell
  • Employment: Pam Targett

Course Structure: The course consists of six lessons, each lasts one week. A new lesson is made available every Monday morning by 9:00 a.m. E.T. The course web site is always available, and a participant may log into the course at any time in order to view content, listen to the lectures, and complete the assignments. Each lesson will require 7 to 8 hours of staff time to complete. Please note that our online offerings are intensive, and we do not recommend taking more than one of these courses concurrently.

Course Credit: A participant can earn 4.5 CEUs or 45 CRCs upon course completion. Also, a certificate of completion will be issued to a participant who completes all course assignments.

Technical Requirements: A participant's computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and Flash Player (free software). A participant will be able to log on to the course at any time of the day and access the audio lectures. Each person MUST have an individual e-mail account. If the individual does not already have an account, a free one can be set up through We send updates on the course activities and feedback on course activities through e-mail contact. A participant must be able to receive and send messages in order to benefit from this online experience.

If you have questions about the technology applications, please contact Lucian Friel at (804) 827-1434. If you have content questions, please email Katherine Inge.