. I'm not sure I wanna go back to college.I wanted to see if I could get a job Autism related w/ some college ? Or do I need a full degree. depending. I want to know what my options are.
You can do the certificate program to be an RBT (registered behavior technician). It is like 40 hours of training and you have to pass the exam. Check out this site: https://www.bacb.com/rbt/
I have worked as an LSA- Learning Support Assistant- for both k12 and college ages students. I suppose there are different names for the title in the usa, but basically it's being a TA for kids with special needs (specifically autism in some cases) . I found it really rewarding! Working with small groups or individual kids with varying degrees of speech and behaviour issues was pretty fascinating. I don't believe you'd need any particular additional education; although if you had even part of a degree it would stand you in good stead. I've met folks with everything from a high school degree to a doctoral degree! If you like hanging out with kids, it might be fun for you....
Depending on your credentials, do you have an AA degree? Also, you can get a job as an aid to an autistic child with minimal education. An old teammate of my son is working inside a classroom with special needs kids. You should call and ask, there’s a big need for them.
I agree with TaeB- RBT’s are a great place to get your foot in the door and try out the field of Behavioral health. These jobs are in only expected to grow and the demand will increase.