Autism can be quite puzzling and mysterious if you are not aware of what is involved. Relating to someone with autism - personally or professionally - can be difficult, especially if you are not clear about how someone with autism is likely to perceive the world differently from the way you do. 'Autism awareness' has become a significant issue in recent times, as we are increasingly recognising the importance of appreciating what life is likely to entail for someone with autism.
Developed by expert film maker, Mark Kendrick, this course helps you to develop your knowledge and understanding of autism. It includes a professionally developed drama to offer insights into the world of autistic children, plus an interview with the parents of a child with autism. They describe the challenges they have faced in bringing up their son in a world that is not very well geared up to autism. All in all, the course offers an excellent foundation of understanding for anyone who wants to know more about autism.
The course includes a Module Companion Workbook which you should print out before starting the course. It contains exercises to help you think about the issues covered and consolidate your understanding. It also contains space for you to make notes as you work your way through the course. After you have completed the course you will then have a valuable resource to serve as a reminder of your learning and a reference source.
You should take this course if you want improve your knowledge of autism so that you are better placed to relate more effectively to people with autism.