Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in every 36 children. This means you're likely to have a child with autism in your class every two to three years. If you want to feel more confident understanding and supporting students with autism, the Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) course can help. 
2 Hours
Intended for educators working with 

Take this online Introduction to Autism course to gain:

  • Clinical knowledge about autism explained in a way that's useful for early childhood professionals
  • An in-depth exploration of what autism is and how to recognize signs and characteristics of ASD in young children
  • Real-world classroom examples and actionable strategies
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. Whether you’ve been working with children with autism for years or you’re just starting out, this course can benefit 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.
This course is a mix of:
 On-demand lessons with visuals including text, images, and videos 
Recorded audio narration with optional closed captioning
Engaging activities that support learning

Course Details: 
Introduction to Autism

IMPACT's online childcare courses are Merit STARS approved and provide evidence-based early childhood education training.
Certificate for 2 continuing education hours awarded upon completion of course and quiz
  • 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


  • Intended for: Educators working with Toddler - Pre-K
  • May be applicable for: Educators working with Infants and Kindergarten - 3rd grade

User Reviews

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

"I think every detail presented was so helpful. Before, I had limited knowledge about autism and only had an understanding through observing children in my class. But this felt like a crash course that compiled all the important information I need to know to better approach children with autism or is suspected of it."
"I have more confidence in what behaviors to look for in the children in my care and language to use when discussing concerns with parents."

Course Access


All online on-demand IMPACT courses are accessible for 12 months after the date of purchase. 


Each course includes the English transcript of the narration 


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