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AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 202028-6
06:30-08:00 PM, IST

PAID ONLINE COURSEAutism: A Starters Guide To Allies

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PAID ONLINE COURSEAutism: A Starters Guide To Allies

Course Desciption:

This is a special course that introduces students to ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Autism or ASD refers to a broad range of long term conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.

The Course is divided into 2 parts covering various topics.

  • History of autism
  • Presently accepted model of Neurodiversity
  • Autism and co-morbidities
  • Identifying autism
  • Social interaction styles of Autistic people
  • Causes for conflict between Autistic and non Autistic people
  • Social Consequences
  • Autistic ways of self-protection
  • Bridging the gap
  • How to choose an intervention and a therapist
  • Meet Autistic people
  • Case study discussions with panel  of Autistics

Who is it for?

  1. Anyone with passion for learning about Autism
  2. Teachers
  3. Social workers
  4. Educational counselors
  5. Coaches
  6. Psychology graduates and post graduates
  7. professionals working with autistic people
  8. Family members of autistic people
  9. High functioning autistic people

Interested candidates are expected to:

  1. Review the course description completely.
  2. Fill in the Registration form.
  3. Review and follow the course calendar
  4. Verify and ensure technical requirements are compatible on your computer
  5. Interact online respectfully with the faculty or organizers or peer groups
  6. Up skill yourself with this amazing course!

Duration of the course:

6 Days.

Everyday 6:30 to 8:30.

Certificate of completion: Yes! We recognize your efforts in learning and completing the course. You will finally be entitled to receive a certificate for your acquisition of great knowledge in Autism upon successful completion of the course and fulfilling its requirements.

Course Fee: Total 5000.

If taken parts separately, part A- 2500rs and part B- 3500rs.

You can also opt for particular topic days and pay only for those.

Autism course curriculum/Calender

Part A – Introduction

Day 1

1) History of Disability Movement

  1. Genetic model
  2. Medical model
  3. Disablement model
  4. Human rights and advocacy
  5. Self-advocacy
  6. UNCRPD social model
  7. AAIDD model
  8. Quality of life measures

2) History of Autism

  1. Kanner’s model
  2. Asperger’s model
  3. Wing’s spectrum
  4. Cause theories
    1. Refrigerator mothers
    2. Vaccinations
    3. Under stimulation
  5. Explanation models
    1. Weak central coherence
    2. Absent theory of mind
    3. Executive dysfunction
  6. Myths of Autism
    1. Eye contact
    2. Joint attention
    3. others

Day 2

1) Presently accepted model of Neurodiversity

  1. What is neurodiversity
    1. What effect does the neurology have?
  2. Prevalence of autism
    1. Fombonne’s prevalence
    2. CDC prevalence
    3. Latest estimated prevalence
  3. biological explanation
    1. Biological explanation
    2. Genetics
    3. Polyvagal theory
  4. Cognitive explanation
    1. Sensory perception theory
    2. Monotropism
    3. Bayesian theory

2) Autism and co-morbidities

  1. Common co-morbidities
  2. Fractionated triad and Autism constellation

Day 3

1) Identifying autism

  1. History of diagnostic criteria
  2. DSM V
  3. Critique of DSM V
  4. Diagnostic tools
  5. Critique of diagnostic tools
  6. Identifying features
  7. Issues in diagnosis

Part B – Co-existing with Autistic people

Day 1

1) Social interaction styles of Autistic people

  1. Strengths of Autism
  2. Rise of internet and social media
  3. Double empathy problem
  4. Self advocacy movement
  5. PFL vs IFL
  6. Famous autistic people

2) Causes for conflict between Autistic and non Autistic people: differences in

  1. Sensing
  2. perceiving
  3. thinking
  4. learning
  5. orientation or attention
  6. behaving

3) Social Consequences

  1. Overload
  2. Stress
  3. Abuse
  4. Trauma
  5. Burnout
  6. Mental illnesses

4) Autistic ways of self-protection

  1. Masking
  2. Social Isolation
  3. Sensory isolation
  4. Stimming
  5. Deep Focus
  6. Burnout/shutdown

Day 2:

1) Bridging the gap

  1. basic principles
  2. action points
  3. hierarchy of listening

2) Accommodations that work

  1. Sensory environments
  2. Social communications
    1. Visual supports
    2. Specific instructions
    3. Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  3. Other
    1. Transition supports
  4. Occupational/ Physio therapy
  5. Speech therapy

3) Interventions that have limited results

  1. ABA
  2. Sensory Integration therapy
  3. Bleach/medications
  4. Dietary restrictions

4) How to choose an intervention and a therapist

  1. No claim of cure
  2. Seeks to understand the person deeply
  3. Respects the person and seeks to build a relationship with them
  4. Focuses on mental health and seeks to reduce stress/ discomfort

Day 3:

1) Meet Autistic people

  1. non-binary gendered
  2. Non speaking
  3. gifted
  4. intellectually disabled

2) Case study discussions with panel  of Autistics

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