Autism: A Starter's Guide For Allies - TruHap

Registrations have closed

Autism: A Starter’s Guide For Allies

631 631 people viewed this event.

Course Description:

Autism is a neurological and developmental phenomenon characterized by atypical communication, social interaction, information processing, and neuromotor control.

Who is it for?

  1. Parents, family members, colleagues, and friends of autistic people
  2. Professionals working with autistic people: educators, therapists, social workers, etc.
  3. Students of psychology, education, and sociology.
  4. Autistic adults (above 18 years of age)

Interested candidates are expected to:

  1. Review the course description completely.
  2. Fill in the Registration form.
  3. Submit identity card copy to avail of discount
  4. Complete the Payment
  5. Review and follow the course calendar
  6. Verify and ensure technical requirements are compatible with your computer
  7. Interact online respectfully with the faculty or organizers or peer groups
  8. Upskill yourself with this amazing course!

Duration of the course:

10 Days.

Every week end (Saturday and Sunday) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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: Rs 5000/- Only

Early Bird Discount: 8th May 2021 – 12th May 2021

Professionals: ₹ 4000/- Only

Parents: ₹ 3000/- Only

Students: ₹ 1000/- Only

Autistic Adults: ₹ 500/- Only

Special Discount: 13th May 2021 – 17th May 2021

Professionals: ₹ 5000/- Only ( Group Discount available)

Parents: ₹ 4000/- Only

Students: ₹ 2000/- Only

Autistic Adults: ₹ 1000/- Only

No Discount Applicable: 18th May 2021 – 22nd May 2021

Fee for all: ₹ 5000/- Only

Note: To Avail of discount Students need to submit a college id card, Parents need to submit their child’s assessment report, and Autistic Adults will be interviewed.

Professionals can avail of group discount.

May 202122nd May to 20th June
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM, IST

PAID ONLINE COURSEAutism: A Starter's Guide For Allies

Weekend 1
Date Topic Subtopics Instructor
22.5.2021 Introduction ·     Introduction to course
·     Agreements and rules
·     Introduction to participants
Rakshita Shekhar
History of disability movement ·     Genetic model
·     Medical model
·     Disablement model
·     Human rights and advocacy movement
·     Self-advocacy movement
·     UNCRPD social model
·     AAIDD support model
·     Quality of life model
Rakshita Shekhar
History of autism ·     Kanner’s model
·     Asperger’s model
·     Wing’s spectrum
·     Early causal theories
o  Refrigerator mothers
o  Vaccinations
o  Under stimulation
Rakshita Shekhar
23.5.2021 Popular explanation models ·     Weak central coherence
·     Absent theory of mind
·     Executive dysfunction
Rakshita Shekhar
Prevalence of autism ·     Fombonne’s prevalence
·     CDC prevalence
·     Latest estimated prevalence
Rakshita Shekhar
Rise of the autism
advocacy movement
·     Parent professionals
·     Self-advocates
Rakshita Shekhar
Rise of the neurodiversity movement ·     Definitions
·     distinguishing characteristics
·     related terms
Rakshita Shekhar
Biological explanation for
·    Genetics and Heredity
·    In-utero environment
Rakshita Shekhar
Weekend 2
29.5.2021 Cognitive explanation for autism ·     Polyvagal theory
·     Sensory perception theory
·     Monotropism
·     Bayesian theory
Rakshita Shekhar
Autism and co- morbidities ·     Common co-morbidities
·     Fractionated triad and Autism constellation
Rakshita Shekhar
30.5.2021 Identifying autism ·     History of diagnostic criteria
·     DSM V
·     Critique of DSM V
·     Diagnostic tools
·     Critique of diagnostic tools
·     Issues in diagnosis
·     Identifying features
·     Strengths of Autism
·     Autism in popular media
Rakshita Shekhar
Social interaction styles of Autistic people ·     Rise of internet and social media
·     Double empathy problem
Rakshita Shekhar
Weekend 3
5.6.2021 Disabling environments ·     Sensory overload
·     Stress
·     Abuse
·     Trauma
·     Burnout
·     Mental illnesses
Rakshita Shekhar
Autistic ways of self-protection ·     Masking/ camouflaging
·     Social isolation
·     Sensory isolation
·     Stimming
·     Deep Focus
·     Burnout/shutdown
Rakshita Shekhar
6.6.2021 Supporting
Autistic people
Communication Emily Lees
Weekend 4
12.6.2021 bridging the gap between Autistics and non-Autistics ·     basic principles
·     action points
·     hierarchy of listening/ believing
·     how to choose a therapist/
Rakshita Shekhar
Supporting Autistic
Education Rakshita Shekhar
Interventions that have limited results ·     ABA
·     Sensory Integration therapy
·     Bleach/medications
·     Dietary restrictions
Rakshita Shekhar
13.6.2021 Supporting Autistic
Mental health Astha Chaudhry
Weekend 5
19.6.2021 Supporting
Autistic people
Occupational therapy Sarah Selvaggi Hernaandez
20.6.2021 Panel discussion Meet other Indian self-

Event registration closed.

Date And Time

2021-05-22 @ 18:00 (IST) to
2021-06-20 @ 20:00 (IST)

Registration End Date



Online Event

Event Category

Share With Friends