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Full Course Fee: S$2,675 per participant

Pending pre-approved VCF subsidy (applicable to eligible NCSS Member/MSF-funded VWO participants only)


Start Date: 2019-07-06
End Date: 2019-11-01
Time: 9am to 4pm / 5.30pm to 9pm
Duration: 48 hr(s)

Programme Description

This is an application programme that is developed by a team of highly experienced and dedicated professionals from various disciplines. The Certificate in Autism focuses on building skills which enables a practitioner or parent/caregiver to work more effectively with young children with autism.

The key differentiators of this programme are that it is skills-based and is developed and taught by practitioners who work hands-on with young children with autism and who understand the challenges of learning and application of skills within the Singapore context.

The programme is designed to bridge the “knowing-doing” gap by adopting a highly “hands-on” approach to learning. Participants will be expected to translate theoretical frameworks into a practical model, which directs them to analyse needs, select priority goals and design individualised methodology to teach young children (with autism) with varying needs and experiences.

Topics include:

  • The unique learning needs, challenges and strengths of individuals with autism
  • Overview of intervention strategies for individuals with autism
  • Application of Structured Teaching (TEACCH) principles for intervention
  • Teaching and supporting individuals with autism through:
    • Physical Organization of the learning environment
    • Development and application of visual tools and visual supports
    • Use of schedules, work systems and prompting
  • Explicit Teaching Strategies
  • Understanding and Addressing Communication Needs of Learners
  • Understanding and Accommodating for Sensory Needs for Learning

Learning Goals:

This training programme is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills so that they can:

  • Understand the Culture of Autism and associated learning theories
  • Describe the key learning characteristics of individuals with autism and differences in their learning styles
  • Apply Explicit Teaching Principles including identifying and task-analysing learning goals
  • Apply Structure Teaching principles to increase engagement, learning and quality of life activities


For admission into this programme, applicants must meet ALL the following requirements:

With Certification 

  • Attained the minimum qualification of Certificate in Special Education, its equivalent, or three (3) GCE “O” Level passes (Grade C6 and above), including English Language 
  • Have at least three (3) months’ relevant experience in working directly with individuals with autism 
  • Currently working with or providing services to an individual with autism (cannot be your own or your relative’s child) 
  • Will continue to work with the same individual throughout the course duration

Targeted Audiences

Teachers/Educators, Therapists & other professionals working with young children (pre-school age) with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Additional Information:

Saturday (9am to 4pm):
July – 06

Fridays (5.30pm to 9pm):
Jul – 12, 19
Aug – 02, 16, 23, 30
Sept – 20, 27
Oct – 11, 18 & 25
Nov – 01


Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) will award a certificate to participants who have successfully completed the training programme and passed all assessments.

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Special Notes

  • Fees include GST, handout materials and refreshments
  • Registration Closing Date: 09 May 19


Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)


 Ms Salwanizah Mohamed Said,

Ms Salwanizah Mohamed Said, Master Teacher

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Tel: 6323-3258
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About Us

  • About Autism Resource Centre

    Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) or ARC(S), was established in response to the growing concern that the needs of this diverse population of people with autism go beyond existing provision. ARC(S) aims to highlight the needs of these individuals and to increase understanding and awareness of autism in our community.


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