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In the United States alone, about 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder every year. 

The autism community needs more people who understand and are trained to help those on the spectrum succeed personally and professionally.

Our intensive online Autism Awareness class can be your first step to making a difference. Learn how to:

  • Understand the spectrum and identity where a person fits along it
  • Recognize the characteristics of autism, including how to identify signs of autism in infants through adults
  • Create a plan for managing behavioral, functional and educational hurdles
  • Prepare strategies to create a positive environment in the classroom and community

       

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Understanding The Spectrum
      • What is autism?
      • Myths
      • Analysing the spectrum
      • Learning disabilities
      • Social and emotional development
      Module 2: The Autistic Environment
      • The new model of autism
      • Autism spectrum disorders rising
      • Toxic body burden
      • The government’s role
      Module 3: What Causes Autism?
      • Is autism caused by nature or nurture?
      • Identifying early signs of autism
      • Identifying autism in adults
      • How does autism affect genders differently?
      Module 4: Autistic Behaviour
      • How autistic behaviour can be challenging
      • Child behaviour and how to identify autism
      • Theory of Mind
      • Addressing child behaviour
      Module 5: Conducting A Functional Autism Assessment
      • FBA
      • Methods
      • Descriptive vs. experimental
      • Cautions needed before performing an FBA
      • Analysing the data
      Module 6: Autism In The Classroom
      • Inclusion and proper placement
      • Accommodations
      • Differentiated instruction
      • Individualised educational plans
      • Monitoring success
      Module 7: Creating A Positive Support Plan
      • Event strategies
      • Antecedent strategies
      • Behaviour teaching strategies
      • Consequence strategies
      • Prevention
      • Redirection
      • Reinforcement and punishment
      • Extinction
      • Safety
      Module 8: Aging And Long-term Care
      • Aging out crisis
      • Functioning in society as an adult
      • Support systems
      • Consultations and legal documents
      • Housing options
      • Emergency preparedness
      Module 9: Medication
      • Anxiety and depression
      • Behavioural problems
      • Seizures
      • Inattention and hyperactivity
      Module 10: Community Living And Supports
      • Family support
      • Physical home modifications
      • Early intervention programs
      • In-home and out-of-home care
      • After-school programs
      • Behavioural therapy

      Career

      Who is this course for

      • Everyone with a loved one, friend or colleague on the spectrum 
      • All educators and school staff who want to build an inclusive learning environment 
      • Anyone who wishes to become an advocate for the autistic community, no matter what field they are in

      Career path

      • Assist children on the spectrum at school, daycare or during extracurricular activities
      • Continue working with the autistic community by going on to become a social worker, therapist or counselor
      • Start pursuing a career as a special needs teacher

       

        Certification

        To receive certification, you must complete every page of the course and score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course.

        After successfully completing the course, you will be able to download your PDF course certificate.

        All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

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        About

        In the United States alone, about 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder every year. 

        The autism community needs more people who understand and are trained to help those on the spectrum succeed personally and professionally.

        Our intensive online Autism Awareness class can be your first step to making a difference. Learn how to:

        • Understand the spectrum and identity where a person fits along it
        • Recognize the characteristics of autism, including how to identify signs of autism in infants through adults
        • Create a plan for managing behavioral, functional and educational hurdles
        • Prepare strategies to create a positive environment in the classroom and community

             

            Requirements

            International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

            Lessons

            Module 1: Understanding The Spectrum
            • What is autism?
            • Myths
            • Analysing the spectrum
            • Learning disabilities
            • Social and emotional development
            Module 2: The Autistic Environment
            • The new model of autism
            • Autism spectrum disorders rising
            • Toxic body burden
            • The government’s role
            Module 3: What Causes Autism?
            • Is autism caused by nature or nurture?
            • Identifying early signs of autism
            • Identifying autism in adults
            • How does autism affect genders differently?
            Module 4: Autistic Behaviour
            • How autistic behaviour can be challenging
            • Child behaviour and how to identify autism
            • Theory of Mind
            • Addressing child behaviour
            Module 5: Conducting A Functional Autism Assessment
            • FBA
            • Methods
            • Descriptive vs. experimental
            • Cautions needed before performing an FBA
            • Analysing the data
            Module 6: Autism In The Classroom
            • Inclusion and proper placement
            • Accommodations
            • Differentiated instruction
            • Individualised educational plans
            • Monitoring success
            Module 7: Creating A Positive Support Plan
            • Event strategies
            • Antecedent strategies
            • Behaviour teaching strategies
            • Consequence strategies
            • Prevention
            • Redirection
            • Reinforcement and punishment
            • Extinction
            • Safety
            Module 8: Aging And Long-term Care
            • Aging out crisis
            • Functioning in society as an adult
            • Support systems
            • Consultations and legal documents
            • Housing options
            • Emergency preparedness
            Module 9: Medication
            • Anxiety and depression
            • Behavioural problems
            • Seizures
            • Inattention and hyperactivity
            Module 10: Community Living And Supports
            • Family support
            • Physical home modifications
            • Early intervention programs
            • In-home and out-of-home care
            • After-school programs
            • Behavioural therapy

            Career

            Who is this course for

            • Everyone with a loved one, friend or colleague on the spectrum 
            • All educators and school staff who want to build an inclusive learning environment 
            • Anyone who wishes to become an advocate for the autistic community, no matter what field they are in

            Career path

            • Assist children on the spectrum at school, daycare or during extracurricular activities
            • Continue working with the autistic community by going on to become a social worker, therapist or counselor
            • Start pursuing a career as a special needs teacher

             

              Certification

              To receive certification, you must complete every page of the course and score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course.

              After successfully completing the course, you will be able to download your PDF course certificate.

              All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

              ICOES

              Accredited

              CPD/CE

              Accredited

              17826

              Students Enrolled

              Money-Back

              Guarantee