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Asperger Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Disorder from Inside

Learn about Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder from a family who live with it.
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What Will I Learn?
Understand ASD and Asperger Syndrome
Have an understanding of how life feels for those with ASD and Asperger Syndrome
Know about conditions that occur with or can be mistaken for ASD and Asperger Syndrome
Know where to go to find more information about ASD and Asperger Syndrome
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  • No prior knowledge required

Receiving a diagnosis of autism, whether for yourself or your child is often a shock. This then leads to a need to know more about the condition. Sometimes the information available can be a bit matter of fact and make it hard to understand exactly how it feels to be on the autistic spectrum.

This course is a combination of an introduction to autism and ASD and various essays that I have written over the years. I feel that the one supports the other. It gives a good overview of the subject whilst also providing information of specific experiences and challenges of those on the spectrum and giving a feel for the condition.

Completing this course will give you the facts and information to understand the subject along with an insight about how autism and Asperger Syndrome actually impact people's lives. In addition there are loads of references which will provide a good starting point for researching the subject further.

About me

My first knowledge of Asperger Syndrome was when I took my son for his 3 year check up. It was this introduction to the subject that lead me to understand the numerous problems that my family and I have gone through over the years. It has lead to an amazing amount of self understanding and enlightenment. Since then I have read extensively and completed a degree level course on the subject.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who want to know more about ASD and Asperger Syndrome
  • Those who want to know what it feels like to be on the autistic spectrum.
  • Those who want to understand better how to communicate with those on the autistic spectrum
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:26:15
3 Lectures 12:34

This is an introduction to the course and to me.

Preview 01:05

This lecture covers when I first discovered about Asperger Syndrome and what I learned from it.

Preview 07:42

Do people suffer with Asperger Syndrome, or do they just have Asperger Syndrome?

Preview 03:47
What is Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
4 Lectures 30:47

An introduction to Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

What is Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

This lecture covers how Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder can affect people's lives.

How Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder Affect People

This lecture covers the conditions that are similar to ASD and those that may occur with it.

Related Conditions and Similar Conditions

This lecture covers the possible causes and possible treatments of the condition.

Causes and Treatments
Living With Asperger Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder
10 Lectures 31:29

This lecture covers sensory issues and foods issues.

Sensory and Food Issues

This lecture covers the behavioural and psychological aspects of ASD.

Behavioural and Psychological Aspects.

This lecture covers bringing up a child on the spectrum.


This lecture covers friendships on the spectrum.

Friendships and Relationships

This is an essay I wrote about meltdown.



Learn to Be Yourself

This lecture covers the use of flower essences for ASD.

Flower Essences

Going to Work

Available Help
1 Lecture 09:15

This is a text file listing contacts and further information.

Contacts and Further Information
About the Instructor
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Natural Health Expert

Caroline Collard has been working in the area of natural health for nearly 30 years. She has an honours degree in Health Care Sciences and many other health related qualifications. She is a qualified nutritionist, healer, counsellor, stress advisor, kinesiologist and colour therapist. She has also written a book, Epilepsy – A Holistic Approach. Much of her time has been focused in the area of mental health and of autistic spectrum disorders.

She moved into this area of natural health as as result of dealing with friends and family with mental health problems and on the autistic spectrum.

Currently, she lives in rural Mid Wales and is providing a health mentoring service primarily for those on the autistic spectrum or with stress and depression problems. This is done both face to face and online.

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