Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

This class provides participants with a general understanding of the criteria for judging an instructional practice to be evidence based. It also examines the recommended strategies and methodologies for instructing individuals with autism and strategies for effectively collaborating with a wide variety of professionals and service providers. This course covers the following strategies: visual supports, modeling, video modeling, scripting, social narratives, social skills training, peer play group, peer mediated interventions and parent training and interventions. 
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This course begins April 2, 2021 and ends June 19, 2021.  The enrollment deadline is April 2, 2021. Access to this course will begin on the course start date. 

Enrollment Policies

Visit https://extension.ucdavis.edu/student-services/distance-learning-1
to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.


Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders. Currently working with or a desire to work with students on the autism spectrum in an educational or clinical setting.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our Technical Requirements page at https://extension.ucdavis.edu/online-learning/tech-requirements

Section Course Materials

Learners on the Autism Spectrum: Preparing Highly Qualified Educators and Related Practitioners, 2nd ed.



Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

CAAA Member Discount

Current members of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and other UC alumni associations receive $50 off the course fee. If you don't have your association discount code contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Capitol Corridor Rider

Capitol Corridor riders are eligible for a one-time $100 discount on a UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course (some exceptions apply). The Discount Code is available on the UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education course page on the Capitol Corridor’s onboard Wifi system.