NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Understanding Autism

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $280

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to focus on ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, its description and causes. Resources for treatment, therapies, intervention, educational strategies and tips focuses on information needed to form a safety net that can save the child before the learning gap widens.


As a result of participation in this, course, students should:

  1. Develop an understanding of the history and future of ASD.
  1. Develop an understanding of the diagnosis and behavior characteristics of autism spectrum disorders.
  1. Learn of resources of knowledge of treatment and methods, benefits, services, funding and support systems.
  1. Learn of resources for the family to address everyday living along with educational resources and assessment of abilities, IEP (Individualized Education Program).
  1.  Learn of preparation and resources for the child after school into adulthood.
  1. Learn strategies and techniques that will help in working with Autistic children in the classroom.


Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs

The required text: Sicile-Kira, Chantal (2004) Autism Spectrum Disorders NY: Pergee Book. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


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