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Supporting and Engaging People with Autism

Swinburne University of Technology via FutureLearn

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According to the World Health Organisation, 1 in 160 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Evidence-based interventions can enhance communication and social behaviour, benefitting people with ASD and their caregivers.

This course seeks to help learners address practical issues in the lives of individuals who have autism. The course will benefit carers of people with autism as well as members of and practitioners in the Autism community.

The course uses real scenarios, draws on students’ experiences and aims to foster a supportive network of parents and carers. It provides a practical framework, called the ‘person first’ approach for managing the challenges of supporting someone with autism. It also assists in provides a foundational understanding of autism for those interested in learning more about autism and some of its related challenges.

This course is part of our Study with Australia collection, with free upgrades and digital certificates supported by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission until 31st July, 2020. Explore more courses from leading Australian education providers.

The course is designed for parents, carers, supporters and colleagues of people with autism.

Learners do not require prior experience or qualifications.

Taught by

Daniel Hope


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