Autism and ABA Therapy (Live Online)

  • Formats:

    Live Online

  • Duration:

    33 hours

  • Registration Fee:


Start Date

Live Online

Part Time: January 05, 2021 – March 16, 2021

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Live Online Info Session

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Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a system of autism treatment based on behaviorist theories which states that desired behaviors can be taught through a system of rewards and consequences. ABA can be thought of as applying behavioral principles to behavioral goals and carefully measuring the results.

Students will learn about the neurodevelopmental and behavioural aspects of people with autism spectrum disorder. Students will learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnostics tools, research-based interventions, and will cover autism spectrum disorder from birth to adulthood.

Topics/Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Autism and ABA Therapy course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Explain the DSM-V criteria for ASD.
  • Discuss the range of deficits seen in people with ASD.
  • Apply evidence-based practices to assist students.
  • Apply Discrete Trial Training procedures.
  • Explain what sensory impairments are and their characteristics.
  • Develop social stories, picture exchange communication binder, etc.
  • Explain the role of Autism centres in Canada.
  • Describe the basic theory behind applied behaviour analysis.
  • Identify a target behaviour for modification.
  • List and describe behavioural assessments, graphing and data analysis.
  • Describe the options to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviour.
Program Organization # of Hours*
1. Autism Characteristics and the DSM-V 3
2. Sensory Processing Impairments 3
3. Communication and Social Stories 3
4. Responsible Use of ABA 3
5. Data Collection 3
6. The Function of Behaviour and Behavioural Objectives 3
7. Tool Box Building: Increasing Appropriate Behaviours 3
8. Tool Box Cleanup: Decreasing Challenging Behaviours 3
9. Generalization and Maintenance 3
10. Teaching Students to Manage Their Own Behaviour 3
11. Putting it All Together 3

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools (Zoom for Education) to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. Students should have access to a computer, laptop or smartphone to access the class sessions. To be able to participate in webinars, students need a webcam and headset, or a microphone and headphones, along with a high-speed internet connection.


Live Online

Part Time:

January 05, 2021 – March 16, 2021

  • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars.
  • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm PST .
  • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities.


Registration fee for this course is $570.

No books required. Some readings will be suggested and available online.

This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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