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AIM Courses


2022-2023 AIM Courses now available through Ashland University. Courses offered during fall, spring, and summer sessions.


Course Semesters 2022-2023

Fall/Winter – (4 months)

Registration Open: OCALI/Ashland – 9/6/2022

Courses Start: 9/6/2022

Registration Closes: OCALI/ASHLAND – 12/9/2022

Courses End: 01/06/2023

Winter/Spring – (4 months)

Registration Open: OCALI/Ashland – 12/19/2022

Courses Start: 1/9/2023

Registration Closes: OCALI/ASHLAND – 4/7/2023

Courses End: 5/5/2023

Spring/Summer (4 months)

Registration Open: OCALI/Ashland – 4/17/2023

Courses Start: 5/8/2023

Registration Closes: 7/21/2023

Courses End: 8/18/2023


Courses Offered – All Semesters

Assessment and Characteristics of ASD

Instructor: Amy Bixler Coffin

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

Gain an understanding of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as they relate to language/communication, sensory, motor, social skills, cognition, patterns of behavior, etc. Additionally, learn about girls on the autism spectrum. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact amy_bixler@ocali.org

Creating Classroom Structure

Instructor: Amy Bixler Coffin

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

Many individuals with autism thrive in a structured, predictable environment. Simple structural supports that benefit those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) benefit all students in the classroom. By completing this online course, you will learn a variety of strategies, including visual and structural supports for the classroom environment to use with students with ASD. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact amy_bixler@ocali.org

Evidence-Based Practices 1

Instructor: Julie Short

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

Research supports the effectiveness of certain interventions with individuals with ASD, also known as evidence-based practices (EBP). By completing this online course, you will learn some of the most commonly used EBPs with individuals with ASD. This is the first of two courses on EBPs using the AIM modules. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact wendy_szakacs@ocali.org

Evidence-Based Practices 2

Instructor: Julie Short

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

Research supports the effectiveness of certain interventions with individuals with ASD, also known as evidence-based practices (EBP). By completing this online course, you will learn some of the most commonly used EBPs with individuals with ASD. This is the second of two courses on EBPs using the AIM modules. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact Julie_short@ocali.org

Communication and Social Skills in ASD

Instructor: Amy Bixler Coffin

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

By participating in this online course, you will gain an understanding of the communication and social skills characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), become familiar with some evidence-based practices to address communication and social skill deficits, and learn to match these interventions to the unique characteristics of this diverse population. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact amy_bixler@ocali.org

Behavior Basics

Instructor: Sheila Smith

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

Many individuals with autism spectrum disorder experience behavior challenges. Understanding the function of those behaviors and having a tool kit from which to select evidence-based strategies to match the unique needs of the individual is key to increasing desirable behaviors. By completing this online course, you will learn functions of behavior, the steps in completing a behavior intervention plan, and evidence-based practices to support the unique needs of the individual. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact Sheila_smith@ocali.org

Transition-Aged Youth and Adults with ASD

Instructor: Sheila Smith

Credits: 1 | $225.00

Capacity: 40 Registrants

By participating in this online course, you will gain an understanding of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), become aware of the issues with transition planning for youth with ASD, and learn employment and community options for this population. After completing the two-part registration using AIM (autisminternetmodules.org) and the Ashland University system, you will have access to complete the course on the AIM website. For more information, please contact sheila_smith@ocali.org