Distance Learning

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School Shriver Center has capitalized on the strengths and expertise of its faculty and staff, including obtaining grants from the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health, to develop distance learning courses. These courses have been carefully designed to meet the education and training needs of diverse professionals, paraprofessionals and parents as they seek to better serve the needs of persons with disabilities nationally and abroad.

Courses include:

Behavioral Intervention in Autism

UMass Lowell Online and Continuing Education offers a series of six online graduate courses developed by Shriver Center faculty leading to a Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate or a Certificate with Preparation for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam:


Current and recent grants support course development in early intervention, community mentorship, parenting in autism and more.  Please refer back to this site on a regular basis to check for additional courses.