FACILITATED: Introduction to Autism (15 clock hours)

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“Today the chances are good that you know someone with autism
or autism-like characteristics.”

Most people today know someone with autism. People on the autism spectrum are in our classes, our neighborhoods and our families. Whether you know a little or a lot about autism, this course will give you useful information about the autism spectrum.

Although everyone on the autism spectrum is an individual, this course outlines a constellation of developmental differences common in autism that lead to the key concerns of social and communication issues.

A person with autism experiences the world in a different way. They think and remember events differently. They react and communicate differently. By understanding the how and why of these differences, you can become one who gains insight.

Understanding some of the different issues people with autism must face can help us to be more understanding and improve our interactions. By understanding how students with autism function, we can make more informed choices in education and care and, maybe most importantly, we can assess our own automatic hard-wired responses that might occur when someone is truly different.

By understanding the underlying components of developmental differences in those on the spectrum, teachers, parents and others can reframe their own preconceived expectations and help support the learning and behavior for those with autism. Learn to more clearly understand the world from the perspective of someone with autism.

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7 Reviews of “FACILITATED: Introduction to Autism (15 clock hours)”:
  1. Dan F. says:
    Five Stars

    This course changed my understanding of autism dramatically and made me aware of the epidemic proportions of autism in the school population.

  2. Christine W. says:
    Five Stars

    This course was very informative and really opened my eyes to the struggles of autistic students. With an increased knowledge in autism, I know I will be teaching more autistic students as time goes on. This course gave me more confidence and ideas to handle these students.

  3. Victoria C. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has helped to differentiate Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and PDD-NOS for me.

  4. Christine W. says:
    Five Stars

    I really learned a lot in this course and got a 90 on the first try. This was a very interesting class and I am looking forward to using some of the ideas and tools from this course if I get an autistic student in my class.

  5. Neeru P. says:
    Five Stars

    I always knew that if started early that children with autism could have the potential to move up on levels of learning. I just didn't know the difference between those levels and this course showed me what they were. It will help me in the future when I have autistic students in my class.

  6. Melissa W. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has strengthened my knowledge and understanding and the needs of children with autism and how they think, react and understand differently. I now have information and ideas from this course that I can integrate in my classroom.

  7. Denis L. says:
    Five Stars

    This course has helped me have a better understanding of what a typical autistic child goes through a school day. Glad I took the class thank you.

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