|Faculty:||Faculty of Social Sciences/Faculty of Science
|Description:||This program is offered jointly in partnership by Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology and the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University. Students pursue two qualifications simultaneously, and graduates receive the Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Autism & Behavioural Science from Mohawk and the McMaster Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
The Autism & Behavioural Sciences (ABS) Specialist Program focuses on human behaviour with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the behaviour intervention application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). ABA is used to teach individuals with autism to develop new skills, such as language or social play, through repeated practice, intensive teaching (Intensive Behavioural Intervention or IBI), and positive reinforcement. Students will complete two field placements in community settings. Completion of this program can lead to career opportunities such as Behaviour or ABA Therapists in community treatment agencies, hospital/clinical settings, private agencies or independent contractors, family homes, school boards.
|Cost per year:*||
Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.