Course Description

OCT Schedule C Course

This course explores structure and factors as they relate to creating classroom communities and rethink classroom management. It also explores student/teacher self-care, mental health and well-being as it relates to classroom environments, teaching and learning.

This course is designed for educators to develop an understanding of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and its impact on learning, social, communication and life skills. Focusing on evidence based strategies, candidates will through individual and collaborative learning, be able to develop program planning and support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the classroom environment.  The foundation of this course is to create a positive learning environment that promotes equity, diversity and inclusivity in teaching our exceptional students.

Course Outline

Topics Include:

  • fostering a culture of inquiry that explores emerging research and practices in the field of autism spectrum disorders
  • critically exploring the science and principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (A.B.A.) to support learning and well-being
  • critically exploring and integrating educational processes, practices and policies that support learners’ well-being and efficacy
  • critically exploring and integrating inclusive processes for fostering interprofessional collaboration that support the collaborative development and implementation of Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.) and Transition Plans for learners that include the voices and perspectives of all those involved
  • critically exploring the concept of “spectrum” in autism spectrum disorders and its implications for teaching and learning
  • collaboratively exploring various program delivery approaches that support learning and well-being of learners with autism spectrum disorders
  • critically exploring and deepening understanding of program design, planning, development and implementation strategies and frameworks that meet the diverse needs of students with communication-related disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder



There is no textbook required for the course. Most of the readings will be provided through links within the course. Some of the readings and videos will be accessed through the Internet and others are online journals.


OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.


Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.


  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification” or “Interim Certificate of Qualification” showing basic qualifications in two divisions, i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior.
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.

    NOTE:  If you have qualifications in Technological Education subjects, your certificate of qualification and registration enables you to complete a number of AQs, including any in Schedule C.


    Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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Section Title
Teaching Students with Communication Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorders) - Summer 2024
Section Schedule
Jun 03, 2024 to Aug 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook
There is no textbook required for the course. Most of the readings will be provided through links within the course. Some of the readings and videos will be accessed through the Internet and others are online journals.
Section Notes

The deadline to enroll for Summer 2024 courses is May 20th. 

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