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Autism Awareness Short Course

Level 3 / Downloadable NCC Certificate / SHORT1

The Autism Awareness Short course aims to develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

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£95.00

course duration: 10 hrs

study type: online

Course Description 

Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few decades. The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

Today, autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from hardly there at all, often undiagnosed and even unrecognised, to severe, where it is virtually impossible for people to participate in society.

There are no boundaries between the conditions Kanner and Asperger identified, often people are in-between, whether in between Asperger’s syndrome and Kanner’s, or in between “normal” and Asperger’s syndrome. Therefore, collectively we refer to “autistic spectrum disorder”, or ASD, as this allows for the differences in both symptoms and severity. A person without ASD is called a neuro-typical.

According to the National Autistic Society, there are approximately 700,000 people in the UK who have autism. This means that more than 1 out of 100 have this condition. Overall it effects 2.7 million people each day if you include the families of the individuals.

The term autism can be used to describe all of the diagnoses on the autism spectrum. This includes both class and high-functioning autism, and Asperger’s syndrome. Autism is a lifelong condition and if individuals do not receive the right support it can have a detrimental effect, not just on the person living with autism, but it will impact people around them such as family and friends.

This short course will enable you to become familiar with various approaches to autism, have increased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis and enable you to understand genetic environmental causes of autism. The Autism Awareness course will also explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism.

The aim of this course is to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD).
Define autism
Understand the difference between autism and Asperger’s syndrome
Explain the gender differences
Identify conditions related to ASD
Explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism

This is a knowledge based online course, with a short multiple choice exam after you've read all of the learning material. A downloadable certificate will be available upon completion from NCC Resources

Modules

  • Module 1: What is Autism?
  • Module 2: Legislation and Autism
  • Module 3: Triad of Impairments
  • Module 4: Explaining Autistic behaviours
  • Module 5: Causes of Autism
  • Module 6: Diagnosing Autism
  • Module 7: Approaches to Autism
  • Module 8: Practical Suggestions when Working with Autistic Individuals
  • Module 9: Explaining the Myths

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This short course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Autism Awareness and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

Note: This is a self study short course, with a multiple choice exam for completion. You'll be provided with an NCC Certificate.

Assessment

There is no assessment, you'll complete a multiple choice exam to complete the short course.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this short course successful learners will be awarded a downloadable PDF NCC Certificate. This is not a qualification, however it will be looked upon favorably by any existing or future employer.

Support

You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

course description

Course Description 

Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few decades. The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

Today, autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from hardly there at all, often undiagnosed and even unrecognised, to severe, where it is virtually impossible for people to participate in society.

There are no boundaries between the conditions Kanner and Asperger identified, often people are in-between, whether in between Asperger’s syndrome and Kanner’s, or in between “normal” and Asperger’s syndrome. Therefore, collectively we refer to “autistic spectrum disorder”, or ASD, as this allows for the differences in both symptoms and severity. A person without ASD is called a neuro-typical.

According to the National Autistic Society, there are approximately 700,000 people in the UK who have autism. This means that more than 1 out of 100 have this condition. Overall it effects 2.7 million people each day if you include the families of the individuals.

The term autism can be used to describe all of the diagnoses on the autism spectrum. This includes both class and high-functioning autism, and Asperger’s syndrome. Autism is a lifelong condition and if individuals do not receive the right support it can have a detrimental effect, not just on the person living with autism, but it will impact people around them such as family and friends.

This short course will enable you to become familiar with various approaches to autism, have increased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis and enable you to understand genetic environmental causes of autism. The Autism Awareness course will also explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism.

The aim of this course is to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD).
Define autism
Understand the difference between autism and Asperger’s syndrome
Explain the gender differences
Identify conditions related to ASD
Explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism

This is a knowledge based online course, with a short multiple choice exam after you've read all of the learning material. A downloadable certificate will be available upon completion from NCC Resources

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This short course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Autism Awareness and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

Note: This is a self study short course, with a multiple choice exam for completion. You'll be provided with an NCC Certificate.

assessment

Assessment

There is no assessment, you'll complete a multiple choice exam to complete the short course.

support

Support

You'll have access to the course for twelve months, with no tutor support provided

modules

Modules

  • Module 1: What is Autism?
  • Module 2: Legislation and Autism
  • Module 3: Triad of Impairments
  • Module 4: Explaining Autistic behaviours
  • Module 5: Causes of Autism
  • Module 6: Diagnosing Autism
  • Module 7: Approaches to Autism
  • Module 8: Practical Suggestions when Working with Autistic Individuals
  • Module 9: Explaining the Myths
awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this short course successful learners will be awarded a downloadable PDF NCC Certificate. This is not a qualification, however it will be looked upon favorably by any existing or future employer.