By the end of this course, you will understand:
what is meant by 'communication'
how autistic people might communicate differently
how to more effectively communicate with autistic people
what empathy really means and why becoming empathetic is really important
how to put yourself in the shoes of an autistic person
how to improve your communication skills generally, e.g. listening, getting to the point and using eye contact and tone of voice
the different preferences people have for communication, e.g. visual or auditory
This course is suitable for:
Anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children
Parents and carers
Narrated presentation: You watch, read and listen to the learning materials.
Animations: Unique, charming, sweet animations based around the central character, The Girl With The Curly Hair, and her experiences of communicating with people in different situations.
Visuals and infographics: No plain writing!
Questions: Answer questions to check your understanding along the way.
Notes: Print a set of summary course notes for your records.
This course was written, created and narrated by autistic author and founder of The Curly Hair Project, Alis Rowe.
Award-winning autistic author and entrepreneur.
In 2013 I created The Curly Hair Project, a social enterprise that supports people on the autism spectrum and the people around them.
I have created a large range of educational resources to teach people about autism, including books, animated films, social media, blog, webinars, songs and courses.