SAAC Hosts Autism Certification Course

Singapore, 19 October 2015 — St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC) collaborated with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to conduct the Autism Certification course over the weekend of 17 and 18 October 2015. Held at SAAC’s premises at 1 Elliot Road, the course was a first for SAAC.

Dr Stephen Shore, best-selling author on the subject of autism, international speaker, and lecturer at Adelphi University in New York, conducted the course, which was attended by a total of 111 participants, including special educators, allied health professionals, and a few parents of individuals with autism. At the end of the two-day course, participants had to take and pass an examination to receive the Autism Certificate.

This certification recognises professionals dedicated to promoting quality care in the field of autism. Once certified, each individual will need to complete a minimum of 14 hours of relevant continuing education within two years to maintain certification.

SAAC and IBCCES are planning to run course again in Singapore in the first half of 2016.

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