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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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  • 6 Months to Complete
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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.
 
 
 
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1 - Autism: Myths and Misconceptions

Lesson 1 - Myths & Misconceptions 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: 5 Common Misconceptions
  • Review Article: Raising Awareness
  • Take Poll: Autism Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 1 - Myths & Misconceptions

Lesson 2: An Overview of a Special World -- Autism!

Lesson 2: An Overview of a Special World - Autism! 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: The Autism Fact Sheet
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for 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 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: The History of Autism
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 3 - Exploring the history & language of Autism

Lesson 4: Symptoms, Screening, and Diagnosis

Lesson 4: Symptoms, Screening, and Diagnosis 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Autism Symptoms
  • Review Article: Autism Screening Quiz
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 4 - Symptoms, Screening & Diagnosis

Lesson 5: Treatment Options - Understanding, Evaluating, Deciding, and Managing

Lesson 5: Treatment Options - Understanding, Evaluating, Deciding, and Managing 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Autism Treatments
  • Review Article: Treatment Maze
  • Take Poll: Treatments
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 5 - Treatment Options - Understanding, Evaluating, Deciding & Managing

Lesson 6: Education -- You, Yours, and Everyone Else!

Lesson 6: Education -- You, Yours, and Everyone Else! 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: The Autism Support Network
  • Review Article: IEPs and Autism
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 6 - Education: You, Yours and Everyone else!

Lesson 7: Family Life With Autism

Lesson 7: Family Life With Autism 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Family and Autism
  • Review Article: Autism Support
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for 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 33 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: 5 Steps to Take When Your Child is Diagnosed With Autism
  • Review Article: Behavior Charts
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for 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 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Teens and Autism
  • Review Article: Life with Autism
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 9 - Continuing Life; Living as an Autistic Adult

Lesson 10: Communicating Within the Autistic World

Lesson 10: Communicating Within the Autistic World 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Speech and Communication
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for 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 84 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Autism Support Daily
  • Review Article: Autism Link
  • Take Poll: Support
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Quiz for Lesson 11- Support is Often the Key - Choices & Options
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Total Course Points

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Course Title: Autism 101
Course Number: 7550059
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
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
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
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Course Fee: $70.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $95.00

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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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