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New York:  Needs of
Children with Autism

3.0 Credits/Contact Hours  |  $49.99

Course Description

Due to the increasing prevalence of autism diagnoses among children, specific New York educators are mandated to undergo training on addressing the unique needs of children with autism. This training, approved by NYSED, encompasses all essential elements such as definitions, causes and prevalence, characteristics, research and evidence-based teaching approaches, behavior management and positive behavioral support strategies, as well as effective collaboration, available resources, and support systems.

Intended Audience

Chapter 143 of the Laws of 2006 was introduced by the New York Legislature to make amendments to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law. This amendment mandates that individuals applying for a teaching certificate or license on or after February 2, 2007, specifically as special education teachers or school administrators working in special education, must complete coursework or training focusing on the unique needs of children with autism. This course is designed specifically for those individuals.


Special education teachers encompass those with certification titles in the following areas:

  • Special education

  • Students with disabilities

  • Teaching students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing

  • Teaching students who are blind or visually impaired

  • Teaching students with speech and language disabilities

Course Details

Credit/Contact Hours



Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, MS, APRN

Jennifer McDaniels, M.Ed

QIDP, Southwest Ohio Development Center


Development Team

J. Kendall Perkinson, Trisha Moreno



Release Date

August 16, 2020

Last Updated

August 26, 2022

Instructional Methods

Assessment Review​

Take Home Resource

Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall

Video Narration



Autograded & Quiz Retakes Allowed

Daily TEACH Reporting

Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes

Passing 80%+

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the definition of autism as it pertains to special education eligibility under IDEA

  • Familiarize oneself with the criteria for clinically diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Gain an understanding of the current understanding of the causes of ASD and the prevalence statistics among children

  • Identify common characteristics exhibited by students on the autism spectrum

  • Recognize the research, interventions, and evidence-based instructional methods associated with autism

  • Appreciate the importance of ongoing data collection and analysis as a formative assessment tool to monitor progress and enhance instruction

  • Comprehend the impact of autism on communication across the spectrum

  • Understand the specific behavioral challenges faced by students with ASD and acquire knowledge of positive interventions

  • Familiarize oneself with available resources to support students with ASD, including early childhood supports, preschool special education, community service agencies, transitional support services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, advocacy groups, associations, and the Autism Program Quality Indicators

  • Understand the value of utilizing cross-disciplinary service delivery systems, promoting inclusive education for students with ASD, and effectively communicating and supporting them

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