Autism Training

In response to the growing number of children being diagnosed with autism, effective with applications submitted after September 1, 2009, all candidates for a Classroom Teaching certificate in all areas of Special Education are required to complete coursework or training from an approved provider of such training.

View Coursework or Training in the Needs of Children with Autism on NYSED’s website.

NYSUT's Education & Learning Trust is an approved provider of coursework or training in the needs of students with autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. ELT’s three-hour training is also approved in a distance education format.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Adjusting the Educational Image is a three-hour training that provides up-to-date information on the clinical and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Attention will be given to how these features manifest themselves and present unique instructional and learning challenges within educational settings. The seminar goes beyond the core features of the disorders and covers evidence-based, proactive strategies for helping children and adolescents with ASD succeed in schools today.

This three-hour training fulfills requirements for educators and administrators seeking certification through the New York State Education Department.  Please note: it cannot be claimed for CTLE hours. 

Online training sessions begin every Monday. Participants will have a maximum of 30 days from the start date listed in Professional Learning to complete all assignments. They will work at their own pace, receive feedback and coaching from an experienced instructor, and earn a pass or fail grade upon completion.

Register for an upcoming Autism seminar

For participants who have successfully completed ELT's autism training, download the Online Autism Reporting Form, fill it out and send back to us at elt@nysut.org.

ELT also offers a brand-new, site-based training on students with autism that will earn participants CTLE hours. The targeted audience is classroom teachers, teaching assistants, teacher aides, and other educators who work with students with autism.

Understanding and Supporting Students with Autism in Schools is a three-hour seminar designed to support educators who work with students with autism. Participants will explore how the classroom and school environment can impact students with autism and strategies to make changes to provide a more supportive environment. Organizational, academic and self-management strategies will be shared through videos and activities. Come learn and develop your skills to help make your classroom a welcoming and supportive environment for students with autism.

This three-hour training fulfills requirements for educators and administrators seeking CTLE hours. Please note: it cannot be claimed for training in the needs of students with autism pursuant to Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law and Subpart 57-3 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

To request one of these site-based sessions, please download our Virtual Seminar Request Form and e-mail, fax, or mail the completed form back to us.