Autism Programs

Programs and Courses


The Houlton Institute is a leading online education provider that partners with renowned, mission-driven non-profits and research organizations worldwide in order to create high-quality, online courses and programs. Course offerings are completely online, flexible, credible, and convey real skills. All courses are organized to accommodate for busy schedules! Houlton offers around-the-clock best-in-class support for any questions or technical issues.

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The AGI Residential/Daily Living Course helps families and Direct Support Providers in private homes, group residential settings, assisted living, agricultural, and intentional communities. Not only will participants learn approaches and methods to support daily living, participants also learn to develop an individualized portfolio of supports and strategies for individuals with autism or related disabilities. This portfolio can be developed, utilized and updated with the network of supporters and the individual in his/her daily living setting Learn more about the developers of the program and the faculty. + You can also get CEUs Via Oregon State University. Click here for more information on CEUs.

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This two-course, expert-led, series is focused on the aspects and competencies necessary in order to navigate the transition process; preparing for the transition of individuals with autism towards adulthood.

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The 12 Week Proseries provides the skills, training and tools to professionals, volunteers or family members who wish to support individuals with disabilities in advocating for themselves in school, agency, residential, employment, university or other community settings.

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If you work in an organization that is striving to create programs guided by the principles of self-determination, you’ve turned to the right resource. Certification as an ISA Instructor makes known to the public those professionals who have completed all course and requirements, followed by a rigorous certification exam – all online. The certification addresses support to ALL disability populations, and provides curricula for addressing National Common Core Teaching Standards, self-advocacy skills assessment, transition planning, IEP, and Adult Services goal development. Become a Specialist! Learn the skills that will uniquely enable you to support those with disabilities in the area of self-advocacy and to train your co-workers.

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Center ISA
Headed by renowned curriculum specialist, Dr. Valerie Paradiz, the Center for Integrated Self-Advocacy is a center for training educators, therapists, adult service providers, employers and families who support self-advocacy for those with autism and other cognitive, sensory, social, communication, or mobility differences. All courses address support to ALL disability populations, and provide curricula for addressing National Common Core Teaching Standards, self-advocacy skills assessment, transition planning, IEP, and Adult Services goal development.

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Have questions? Email or call 1855HOULTON to learn about enrollment. There are also a limited number of scholarships available. Scholarship requests can only be requested and submitted via email to We also work with school district transition programs and agencies!

About Houlton

Houlton is a brand new idea in education. Houlton partners with renowned institutions (non-profits and research organizations) to create online certificate programs and courses. Our courses are completely online, flexible, credible, and convey real skills. Our courses are organized in ways that accommodate for busy schedules! We offer around-the-clock, in-classroom support and a 1-800 number for any customer service needs!

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