Online Course: Evidence-Based Practices to Teach Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) VCU-ACE


This course is designed to provide educators with skills and knowledge to instruct students with ASD in the educational setting. The course provides an overview of the importance of good instruction, appropriate skill selection, and evidence-based practices. A focus of the course will surround the "foundational five" evidence-based practices. The "foundational five" include: antecedent-based interventions, visual supports, systematic instruction, and interventions to promote social and communications skills. Participants will learn how to implement the "foundational five" practices through case study examples and supplemental learning activities.

This course is targeted for any educator who supports at least one student with ASD. This includes general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and related service personnel. However, individuals who do not have direct instructional responsibilities are still encouraged to participate in the course. Others who may be interested in taking the course can include administrators, family members, and other service providers.

This course is estimated to require 25 contact hours to complete.


4/12/2021 - 5/17/2021


Katie Thompson


Autism Spectrum Disorder Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Disability Characteristics Evidence-Based Practice Instructional Strategies Parent/Family Social/Emotional