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Autism Assistant

Career Area: Human Services
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-522-3
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Early Childhood - classroom assisting

Autism Assistant Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Assistant Teacher

Special Education Paraprofessional

Academic Support Teacher


Autism Assistant Programs

If you are passionate about education and helping learners with unique circumstances excel and grow, CVTC's Autism Assistant technical diploma will be the perfect fit for your career.

Our communities and schools need caring individuals who have the training and tools to assist students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Designed for working paraprofessionals, those looking to get into a career in education, or parents or care providers wanting to better understand ASD, this program will teach you the essential skills to understand an ASD diagnosis. Then build on those skills to utilize the recommended interventions, strategies, and approaches to celebrate the ideas and interests of these special individuals.

During this one-year program, you will discover how to help learners develop social skills, create a foundation of safety and trust, and build on their strengths through people-centered approaches. Education is shifting to embrace differences. Take the next step to a long-term career in this emerging and vital field. Help change the lives of these students for the better!

The Autism Assistant technical diploma includes hours in a practicum placement directly working with people with autism.

The Autism Assistant program will teach you how to:

  • Learn methods to better support and work with students with disabilities in K-12 school settings
  • Provide meaningful, student-centered accommodations for individuals diagnosed with ASD
  • Work as an instructional assistant, supporting children with diverse educational needs
  • Interact and communicate effectively with children with special needs
  • Provide behavior management and crisis intervention
  • Work as a team member providing services to children with special needs
  • Use sound judgment and knowledge of student behaviors and district policies to make decisions
Autism Assistant Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Autism Assistant at CVTC