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Understanding Autism

You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to do this course but it might be of interest to practitioners in the field of autism, healthcare workers, people on the autism spectrum, and parents or carers. It is ideal for anyone considering postgraduate study in the field, such as the PCert in Autism Studies at the University of Kent. You can use the hashtag #FLautism to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • What is autism… and does it exist?
  • Social communication skills
  • Sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviours
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Strengths and difficulties of people on the autism spectrum
  • Lived experiences of people on the autism spectrum
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Rating 5.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jan 15 (10 weeks ago)
Cost $69
From The University of Kent via FutureLearn
Instructors Jill Bradshaw, Mark O'Connor, George Watts, Tony Osgood, Fiona Gullon-Scott, Clare L Melvin, Damian Milton, Elisabeth Gale
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Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Health & Psychology

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Rating 5.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jan 15 (10 weeks ago)
Cost $69
From The University of Kent via FutureLearn
Instructors Jill Bradshaw, Mark O'Connor, George Watts, Tony Osgood, Fiona Gullon-Scott, Clare L Melvin, Damian Milton, Elisabeth Gale
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Health & Psychology

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