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By the end of this course, you will understand:
what social challenges autistic people have
how to support autistic people to have better social experiences
how to help autistic people manage friendships
how introversion and extroversion affects autistic people
how social anxiety might be different for autistic people
how to help autistic people feel less anxious during social situations
what 'masking' is, how it affects autistic people, and how to help autistic people avoid masking
how autistic people can communicate their social difficulties to others
This course is suitable for:
Anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children
Parents and carers
Pre-learning questionnaire: You complete an online survey before you begin learning in the module.
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 socialising 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.