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AUTISM EDUCATION
Education FAQs
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Why pursue a Certification or take Autism Education classes?

Certifications recognize individuals who voluntarily meet rigorous professional standards in ongoing professional development. They also help ensure that these professionals remain current in the field of Autism.

Some primary reasons for pursuing further Autism Education:

  • ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL REPUTATION & CREDIBILITY
  • REDUCE THE CHANCE OF LITIGATION
  • INCREASE YOUR POTENTIAL FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT AND EARNINGS
  • IMPROVE GRANT QUALIFICATIONS
  • DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW

Specialty certifications have grown in reputation, thereby affording Professionals unique career opportunities. They provide valuable independent testimony to a Professional’s specific area of study within ones industry. It is the testimony that in turn provides increased credibility and career opportunities for advancement in the workplace.

Who is part of the “Autism Professional Community”?

A Professional is anyone who is responsible for the support and/or services provided to an individual on the Autism spectrum. This Professional could provide this support in a paid or unpaid capacity. The more commonly recognized professions include:

Education Professionals Licensed Professionals
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Special Education Directors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • School Psychologists
  • BCBA and ABA Professionals
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Physical Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Clinical Social Workers
  • Principals
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • School Nurses
  • RN Nurses
Are any costs reimbursable?

The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense have accredited the Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) and Autism Certification (AC) programs for military veterans, spouses and dependents of military veterans. As a result, the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs will reimburse 100% of the fees associated with the CAS or AC program for anyone using their GI Bill benefits. The goal of the certification programs is to help veterans and their dependents gain a competitive advantage over other applicants by possessing additional training and a certification in the field of Autism.