Autism is now thought to affect around 700,000 people in the Uk that’s more than 1 in 100 of the population. However, experts think this may be higher due to misdiagnosis and those who have the condition but do not obtain a formal diagnosis.
Over 60 year ago, Leo Kanner first described a specific pattern of abnormal behaviour as ‘early infantile autism’.
From that moment there have been many studies carried out on Autism by professionals such as Hans Aspergers and Lorna Wing.
Support in Autism has come along way since the early 1940s with the introduction of the Autism Act 2009 in the UK and a much larger public image with celebrities and notable figures now ‘coming out’ as Autistic.
This course explores the basis of understanding Autism, what difficulties there could be for someone on the Autism Spectrum, Understanding behaviour and heightened emotional states as well as the senses, before finishing off looking at a framework you can use to support someone on the spectrum.
This course concludes with an assessment to check your understanding of the subjects looked at during the course and is required to obtain your certificate of completion.
We start by looking at the first study of Autism and some background information
The Triad and Dyad of Impairment
The Traid of Impairment describes the difficulties those with Autism have. This section explores this in more depth.
Heightened Emotional states and Behaviour
Heightened Emotional States also reffered to as 'Meltdowns' are what causes some people supproting those with Autism the most amount of worry. This section will look at the biological reasons for this happening.
Autism and the Sensory World
Sensory Issues and Autism is becoming a common subject often discussed. This section will look at those difficulties and how they can impact on someones daily life.
Support systems and Frameworks
This section will look at some of the ways, methods and frameworks that can be used to supprot those with Autism.
You have completed all the sections of Understanding and Supporting Autism. You can now take the Course Assessment.