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PAID ONLINE COURSEAutism: A Starters Guide To Allies
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
Social interaction styles of Autistic people
Causes for conflict between Autistic and non Autistic people
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?
Anyone with passion for learning about Autism
Psychology graduates and post graduates
professionals working with autistic people
Family members of autistic people
High functioning autistic people
Interested candidates are expected to:
Review the course description completely.
Fill in the Registration form.
Review and follow the course calendar
Verify and ensure technical requirements are compatible on your computer
Interact online respectfully with the faculty or organizers or peer groups
Up skill yourself with this amazing course!
Duration of the course:
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
1) History of Disability Movement
Human rights and advocacy
UNCRPD social model
Quality of life measures
2) History of Autism
Weak central coherence
Absent theory of mind
Myths of Autism
1) Presently accepted model of Neurodiversity
What is neurodiversity
What effect does the neurology have?
Prevalence of autism
Latest estimated prevalence
Sensory perception theory
2) Autism and co-morbidities
Fractionated triad and Autism constellation
1) Identifying autism
History of diagnostic criteria
Critique of DSM V
Critique of diagnostic tools
Issues in diagnosis
Part B – Co-existing with Autistic people
1) Social interaction styles of Autistic people
Strengths of Autism
Rise of internet and social media
Double empathy problem
Self advocacy movement
PFL vs IFL
Famous autistic people
2) Causes for conflict between Autistic and non Autistic people: differences in
orientation or attention
3) Social Consequences
4) Autistic ways of self-protection
1) Bridging the gap
hierarchy of listening
2) Accommodations that work
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Occupational/ Physio therapy
3) Interventions that have limited results
Sensory Integration therapy
4) How to choose an intervention and a therapist
No claim of cure
Seeks to understand the person deeply
Respects the person and seeks to build a relationship with them
Focuses on mental health and seeks to reduce stress/ discomfort