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Course Description

 

Autism Isn't…

A result of inadequate parenting

Nor is it a learning disability.

And a diagnosis certainly needn't be viewed as a life long sentence to mediocrity, emptiness, dissatisfaction or lack of either fulfillment or productivity.

Autism is plainly and simply a neurobiological condition (more specifically a neurodevelopmental disorder) that comes with lifelong challenges but also brings with it some fantastic lifelong opportunities for growth. Opportunities which are not only limited to the person who has the condition, but also for siblings and other family members, friends and supporters.

Certainly, nobody has to be condemned to a less than first rate life because they are labeled in some way, or another, as being defective or less than they can be, solely because they are autistic. Yes, it can be frightening (particularly to a new parent) when a child is diagnosed with a condition that has no known cure and about which many doctors and researchers still disagree. And yes, it may be a different life than a parent would have envisaged.

BUT there is much more than just hope, there are living breathing examples of autistic people who have achieved much and will continue to achieve do so, such as the widely acknowledged Dr Temple Grandin (college professor, sought after professional speaker and inventor). 

Famous people of the past who were very likely to have been in some way autistic, include such as Albert Einstein. So autism is not only treatable but can in many ways utilized and developed as a gift.

This course will give you an insight into this condition (once considered very rare) which touches many more lives than people realize, or even care to admit. There is much reason for hope!


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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1 - Autism: Myths and Misconceptions

    Lesson 1 - Myths & Misconceptions
  • Lesson 2: An Overview of a Special World -- Autism!

    Lesson 2: An Overview of a Special World - Autism!
  • Lesson 3: Exploring the History and Language of Autism

    Lesson 3: Exploring the History and Language of Autism
  • Lesson 4: Symptoms, Screening, and Diagnosis

    Lesson 4: Symptoms, Screening, and Diagnosis
  • Lesson 5: Treatment Options - Understanding, Evaluating, Deciding, and Managing

    Lesson 5: Treatment Options - Understanding, Evaluating, Deciding, and Managing
  • Lesson 6: Education -- You, Yours, and Everyone Else!

    Lesson 6: Education -- You, Yours, and Everyone Else!
  • Lesson 7: Family Life With Autism

    Lesson 7: Family Life With Autism
  • Lesson 8: The Beginning of Life: A Child With Autism

    Lesson 8: The Beginning of Life: A Child With Autism
  • Lesson 9: Continuing Life: Living as an Autistic Adult

    Lesson 9:Continuing Life: Living as an Autistic Adult
  • Lesson 10: Communicating Within the Autistic World

    Lesson 10: Communicating Within the Autistic World
  • Lesson 11: Support Is Often the Key - Choices and Options

    Lesson 11: Support Is Often the Key - Choices and Options
Course Title: Autism 101
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
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Course Number: 7550059
Course Type: General Education
Course URL: http://autismtoday.onlineclasses.com
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Requirements: View Technical Requirements
Course Fee: Basic Course: $40.00 (no CEU Certification)
  with CEU Certification: $65.00
Average Lesson Rating: (1023 votes)
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CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the myths and misconceptions of autism.
  • Describe the history of autism.
  • Identify the symptoms of autism, describe screening techniques for autism, and recognize the diagnosis of autism.
  • Identify and evaluate various treatments of autism.
  • Describe ways to manage autism.
  • Describe family life with autism.
  • Identify the differences between managing a child with autism and managing an adult with autism.
  • Demonstrate various techniques to communicate with an autistic person, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 1 - Myths & MisconceptionsExam8
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 2 - An Overview of a Special World - Autism!Exam9
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 3 - Exploring the history & language of AutismExam9
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 4 - Symptoms, Screening & DiagnosisExam10
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 5 - Treatment Options - Understanding, Evaluating, Deciding & ManagingExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 6 - Education: You, Yours and Everyone else!Exam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 7 - Family Life with AutismExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 8 - The Beginning of Life – A Child with AutismExam8
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 9 - Continuing Life; Living as an Autistic AdultExam10
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 10 - Communicating within the Autistic WorldExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Quiz for Lesson 11- Support is Often the Key - Choices & OptionsExam8
The Final ExamExam51
Total Points:428

Student Testimonials

  • "All of it was helpful in that I had limited exposure to students with autism in the past and I started working with children with autism during the time I was taking this course." -- Cherene P.
  • "I enjoyed the way the course was organized, the information presented was complete and offered a variety of links to further my exploration on the topic and the instructor was quick to respond to questions and concerns as well as read through assignments." -- Cynthia B.
  • "Lesson links were helpful and great resources." -- Kathy D.
  • "It was all good." -- Jessica D.
  • "I learned a lot about how to be aware of the systems of autism." -- Sarah N.

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