Autism & Behavioural Science


Program Information

This program is designed for individuals who are looking for a career where every day is an opportunity to change someone's life, who are passionate about helping people achieve their potential, and who see people's unique strengths rather than their limitations. Professionals looking to enhance their skills when working with people who face learning or behavioural challenges will benefit from this program.

This graduate certificate program trains students in the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This scientific approach to human behaviour gives students the skills they need to carefully assess a situation and develop plans that teach new skills and reduce behaviours that get in the way of people being at their best.

Please Note: Students are required to successfully complete crisis prevention and intervention training as a condition of graduation. This training is not currently available through Lambton College and must be completed through a third-party provider. Students can contact for a list of approved providers.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must possess a recognized diploma or degree in fields such as Developmental Service Worker, Child & Youth Care, Social Service Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant or similar programs and/or a Degree in Psychology, Education, Child Studies, Rehabilitation or similar programs.

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If you are taking part-time courses with the intention of completing a program and earning a credential, you must meet Admission Requirements outlined on the program page. It is the student's responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before he/she has completed three courses in the program.

If you do complete the program and do not have the appropriate admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your certificate or diploma.

If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit for Prior Learning Assessment, please contact Counselling at 519-542-7751 ext 3412 at least two weeks before classes begin.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates qualify for employment as instructor therapists with regional providers of the Ontario Autism Program, private providers of ABA therapy to families, under the supervision of licensed psychologists or Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, within school boards to deliver programs for children with autism and other learning and behavioural challenges, within health care settings and other service agencies as staff with behavioural expertise and knowledge related to autism. 

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