Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Online Course
The purpose of this course is to advance a common understanding of core principles, concepts, knowledge and practices about autism spectrum disorders (ASD), as derived from a comprehensive review of the literature. The course content provides foundation for educational and community-based support of individuals with ASD and their families.
This online course is open to interested users, including parents, individuals with an autism spectrum disorders, professionals and students in education, health and social services fields, and interested members of the community.
The only way to access the course is by completing this enrollment form.
About the Course
This course stands alone as a self-initiated, self-paced independent learning activity hosted by the Waisman Center , using Learn@UW, on online system that manages web-based learning .
University and college faculty/staff may choose to embed all or parts of the course into existing courses or create options for obtaining credit for completing this course. Teams in schools or other settings may choose to complete this course as part of a professional development or school /program improvement plan. Individuals may choose to complete this course to fulfill their personal or professional development goals and needs. The course may also serve as an orientation to ASD for newly hired personnel.
The course was developed by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC-ASD) for use by those who partnered with the NPDC-ASD as model demonstration school teams or training and technical assistance providers. The course is available in Wisconsin as a legacy of the NPDC-ASD, for which Wisconsin served as a state partner from 2007 to 2010.
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