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Autism & Behavioural Intervention

Whether you are a front-line practitioner, a caregiver, or a health-care professional, our programs will help you provide more effective support to people with behaviour disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate

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The first program of its kind in Atlantic Canada that meets the coursework requirements needed to apply to write the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analyst® (BCaBA®) examination. Students can complete the certificate along with their undergrad program. Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to apply to write the exam to become certified.

BCaBA® certification graduates are highly sought after by employers.

Application deadlines

  • On campus - March 31 for admission in the fall term.
  • Online - March 31, August 1, or November 15 for admission in the following term (online applications are reviewed as they are received).

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Autism Intervention Training Program (AITP)

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This program is also available in French.

Learn to intervene with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and their families to promote their development and independence through the implementation of an individualized intervention plan based on an intensive behavioural approach. All courses in this program are based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

  • Online core theory lectures
  • Online practice application activities via Zoom
  • Work closely with ASD experts

Start date is Feb. 6, 2023
$6,495 (+HST)

This program is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada to meet the coursework requirements needed to apply for BACB® Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®) Credential. The program is based on the RBT Task List and is designed to exceed the 40-hour training requirement for the credential. It is offered independent of the BACB®. Visit for details.

Admissions: 1-800-376-5353 /
General: 1-888-259-4222 (Option 1) /

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Certificate of Advanced Studies

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Work at your own pace in a supportive environment

One of the most critical issues currently facing Canada's intervention sector is a shortage of skilled labour to fill the growing demand for FASD diagnosis, intervention, and support. This program is designed to provide participants with the essential skills to apply in a variety of roles and support sectors.

20 weeks of online theory, which includes 12 hours of online workshops

Registration for the FASD Certificate is currently closed.

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Admissions: 1-800-376-5353 /
General: 1-888-259-4222 (Option 1) /

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ABI On-Demand Learning

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Access knowledge anywhere, anytime. Our on-demand Autism & Behavioural Intervention (ABI) courses allow you to learn when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want.

Gain skills and competency quickly. Short and focused, our courses are a convenient way for you to stay up-to-date with advancements in the fields of ABI without the cost of enrolling in full courses. Many of these courses also qualify as BACB Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which are essential for anyone holding BACB certification.

Available courses

  • Let Me Hear Your Voice
  • Addressing Noncompliance in Children with ASD
  • Burning the Candle at Both Ends
  • Navigating Collaboration Challenges in Autism Intervention
  • Reducing Caregiver Burnout Through Improved Parent-Child Relationships
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and First Responders
  • Trauma-informed Care & Neurodiversity
  • Science and Pseudoscience in Autism
  • Supporting Salon Visits
  • Making Mealtimes More Enjoyable
  • Coaching School Teams to Success
  • Centering Autistic Voices and Practicing Flexibility in ABA Interventions
  • The Role of Assent in Behaviour Analytic Practice
  • It Takes Setting a Village Up for Success
  • Implementing Meaningful and Respectful Interventions
  • ASD Special Housing
  • Pairing: A Process to Build Rapport, Strengthen Engagement, and Support Learning
  • Using Generalization Strategies to Generalize the Application of Your Interventions

1-866-259-4222 (Option 1)

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Behavioural Support Series

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A proactive approach to providing support. Our introductory-level Behavioural Support courses provide practical techniques and strategies for anyone who cares for individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities, on the autism spectrum, or with general behavioural challenges. This program is also available in French.

Available courses

  • Behaviour 101
  • Reducing Challenging Behaviour
  • Teaching New Skills

1-866-259-4222 (Option 1)

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