Autism Spectrum Disorder impacts 1 in 68 children according to the Center for Disease Control's 2014 report. 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. Autism brings tremendous joy in each individual's unique strengths and quirks. Autism Spectrum Disorder's myriad of characteristics has become much more accepted and understood thanks to the tireless work of advocates and dedicated professionals with the field. This course was created with this goal in mind. To bring knowledge about ASD's characteristics to individuals interested in learning more. Information contained within this course includes specific characteristics found within individuals on the spectrum, commonalities across the spectrum, as well as comorbidity. It's a basic course tailored to meet the needs of those interested in ASD. Information is provided using a differentiated approach in a succinct manner in order to ensure optimal success. Presentations with audio, video, and downloadable materials are all present and ready to be immediately implemented within your environment.
Welcome to class! I am so glad you decided to enroll. This video was created to welcome you into the classroom. This class was created to help professionals, parents, caregivers, or anyone else interested in learning more about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please be sure to utilize downloadable materials throughout each lecture. They make wonderful references upon course completion.
Welcome to Autism 101! This video was created to provide a brief overview of the course and assist you in familiarizing yourself with the topic being presented. I am so glad you decided to enroll.
This lecture discusses DSM-IV and DSM-5 descriptions of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Within the DSM-IV are five separate subtypes. Each subtype is presented. Please be sure to use your note-taking guide during the lecture. They serve as excellent resources after the course has ended.
Ready to test your knowledge on Autism's subtypes? Of course you are! This quiz is based upon information presented in Lecture 2.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is thought to be an umbrella because of its vastness in nature. As the old saying goes, if you've met one child with Autism, you've met one child with Autism. Within this lecture each of the five subtypes of Autism per the DSM-IV are presented and discussed. I've include video examples of stimming, Asperger's Disorder, and Rhett's Disorder. Please be sure to use the note-taking guide during the lecture. They serve as excellent resources once the course has ended.
This quiz will test your knowledge of Autism's characteristics presented within the previous lecture. Ready to test your knowledge and how how much you've learned? Of course you are!
Within this lecture Autism's characteristics are described further by utilizing visuals as a way to illustrate several co-morbid diagnosis.
Demonstrate your understanding of co-morbidity and Autism by taking this quiz.
Within this lecture we review key points from within our course; compare and contrast the DSM-IV and 5 Autism Diagnosis label, discuss commonalities within the Spectrum, and present a visual representation of co-morbidity.
Danielle Kelly has spent ten years in the field of Special Education working primarily with students on the Autism Spectrum, and those with Behavior and Emotional Disabilities. Danielle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in US History and Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Cross Categorical Special Education. Danielle also holds a National Board's Certification in Special Education K-22. For over a decade she has taught students from pre-K through high school with disabilities that include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral and Emotional Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, Visual Impairments, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, as well as ID-Mild and ID-Moderate cognitive ranges. She has served children with disabilities in self-contained, inclusive, resource, specialist, alternative, and home-based settings. In addition to being licensed by the state of North Carolina in Special Education K-22, Ms. Kelly also holds duel certifications in English Language Arts 6-9, and Social Studies 6-9. She has also served as Department Chair of Special Education. Ms. Kelly also holds teaching Standard Teaching licenses in the state of New Jersey in Special Education, Elementary Education, and English Language Arts with a Content Specialization in Literacy for grades 5-8.
Throughout her career Ms. Kelly has been able to gain a unique perspective and understanding regarding children on the Autism Spectrum. Years have been dedicated to extensive research and study on this particular behavioral disorder in order to design and implement comprehensive strategies with AU students in different environments, and for specific deficit areas. This passion in the field of Special Education extends to extensive training in local and federal law, pertaining specifically to the guidelines that dictate the manner in which Individualized Education Plans are written and implemented. Study and training continues, as she teaches future and veteran teachers just how to teach children on the Autism Spectrum. Danielle has been working as an Adjunct Professor for four years, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses. Graduate courses are specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders, and are part of the University's certificate in Autism program. The myriad of experiences with varying age groups, ability levels, and educational settings has given Danielle a comprehensive and global perspective into the necessity of truly individualizing programming for special needs students. Strategies have been designed based on empirical data and research in order to extinguish problematic behaviors and cognitive impairments in order implement replacement behaviors.