In response to increased demand for training and assistance in schools and the community, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is set to launch the Autism Technician technical diploma for the summer and fall semesters. NWTC is the first college in Wisconsin to have a program dedicated to autism education.
“We are really excited about starting the Autism Technician technical diploma program at NWTC. We know that it will not only expand the knowledge of future education leaders, but also to help bring awareness and understanding about autism to the community,” said NWTC Dean of Health Sciences Kay Tupala. “We take great pride in setting the pace for a future that creates strong communities and quality of life for everyone in northeast Wisconsin.”
Students enrolled in the 28 credit program will be prepared to work directly with persons with autism in a variety of settings including childcare, home and school. The Autism Technician technical diploma is designed for behavior technicians, childcare teachers, paraeducators, teachers, teaching assistants, parents, relatives and caregivers. For more information visit nwtc.edu/Programs/Pathways/Human-Services-and-Education/Family-and-Community-Services/Autism.