Course Descriptions

Autism 101 defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This course identifies the facts and addresses myths about ASD. As well, the statistical impact of ASD in communities of color is explained. The goal of this course is to provide stakeholders who are influenced, interested, and impacted by autism with helpful information.
Diagnosing ASD explains the cause and influences of autism, and identifies the previous four disorders classified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while identifying the new umbrella diagnosis of ASD. The goal of this course is to educate stakeholders about the latest classification and method to diagnose ASD, as well as the characteristics, and symptoms.
The objective of the course is to give an overview of the physilogical conditions that are commonly secondary or tertiary diagnosis for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Upon completion of this course, you will learn the characteristics and key facts related to these common physiological classifications.
The objective of the course is to give an overview of the importance of early detection related to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Upon completion of this course, you will learn the characteristics and key facts relating to the detections of ASD. Detection is the identification of abnormalities via developmental screening and diagnosing via comprehensive evaluation. Early intervention is the term used to describe services and support that help babies and toddlers (from birth to 3 years of age in most states/territories) with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.
The Intervention Techniques course highlights the importance of early intervention for those diagnosed with ASD, reviews multiple intervention techniques and strategies and discusses the benefit to those diagnosed with ASD
This course is a general overview of advocacy. The definition of advocacy will be explained. During the course, two different types of advocacy will be recognized, various models of advocacy will be discussed and the skills of an effective advocate outlined. Also, best practices and examples of advocacy will be shared.
School Advocacy gives insight into the process of establishing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for children with ASD. During this course, the eligibility process for special education is outlined in detail; from beginning to end. As well, helpful points of reference, information, and acronyms are addressed.
Transitioning Into Adulthood provides an overview of planning for transition services and serves as a guide. For the duration of this course, a transition plan focuses on the individual preparing for transition from high school into adulthood. The transition plan is explained. Then, the topics of having key community support members, types of legal guardianship, and relevant laws supporting the development of transition plans are addressed.
This course discusses the prevalence of adults with ASD. It highlights the signs and symptoms of undiagnosed adults and compares formal and informal interventions for adults on the spectrum. Furthermore, a review of the statistical prevalence of autism in adults is conducted. In addition, it highlights information about difficulties for adults with ASD in establishing various forms and levels of relationships.
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