Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism affects 1 in every 44 children. This means you're likely to have a child with autism in your class every 2 to 3 years. Do you wish you felt more confident understanding and supporting children with autism? This is your opportunity to have clinical knowledge about autism translated in a way that’s useful for early childhood professionals. We’ll take you on an in-depth exploration of what autism is and how to recognize signs and characteristics of autism in young children, complete with real-world classroom examples and ideas to take with you. You’ll leave feeling more prepared to partner with families – whether you have developmental concerns about a child or their child already has a diagnosis. If you’ve been working with children with autism for years, or if you’re just starting out, this course is for you!
*This course is a suggested pre-requisite for IMPACT’s Autism Spectrum Disorder training series.  It is highly recommended that learners complete this introductory training first, then our more advanced, strategy-focused offerings for supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Course Details

  • 4 Lessons

    • What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
    • Social Communication and Interaction in the Classroom
    • Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors in the Classroom
    • Partnering with Families Around Autism
  • Following the course, there will be a knowledge check and a survey for your feedback!
 Certificate offered upon completion.
  This course is best for professionals working with children of all ages
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