ASD Endorsement

FDLRS/NEFEC Autism Endorsement Program

FDLRS/NEFEC offers the coursework needed to obtain a Florida endorsement in ASD. The coursework consists of three classes:

  • Nature, Needs, Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with ASD;
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports for Students with ASD;
  • Assistive Instructional Technology and Alternative/Augmentative Communication Systems for Students with ASD

These courses are taught in a hybrid system of online learning through Moodle, face to face training dates led by staff from the Centers for Autism and Related Disabilities and FDLRS staff, and online meetings through Adobe Connect.

New cohorts are being offered regularly and the courses last a little over one year. The coursework is free for participants in the following counties: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Flagler, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee and Union.

For more information, please contact the ASD Endorsement Facilitator, Dawn Smythe at

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