By the end of this course, you will understand:
what autism is and how it affects people in day to day life
why social interactions can be difficult for autistic people
how to better communicate with autistic people
the benefits and drawbacks of receiving an autism diagnosis
what is meant by the term 'reasonable adjustments' and how to make these adjustments in your organisation, school, workplace or service
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 in different situations.
Visuals and infographics: No plain writing!
Questions: Answer questions to check your understanding along the way.
Case Studies: Download a selection of 'reasonable adjustment' scenarios.
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.