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Online Autism Spectrum Disorder on Coursera

Created by UC Davis Extension and hosted on the Coursera platform, this is an online course consisting of pre-recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments and community discussion forums. This course is self-paced and designed to teach you a new skill in as little as 4-6 weeks. 

Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behavior, learning and the ability to process information is critical for anyone working or interacting with those on the spectrum -- educators, clinicians, counselors, therapists, medical staff, family and employers. This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what ASD is, how it is diagnosed, the primary areas of impairment, and why prevalence is increasing.

Examine the developmental and sensori-motor differences that may impact academic, play, social and self-help skills at different stages of life, including the transition to higher education and employment. Gain a clear understanding of how sensory regulation differs for individuals on the spectrum, and explore practical tools for identifying triggers and communicating feelings.  Learn to use evidence-based practices to provide effective interventions and explore typical strengths and weaknesses of individuals on the spectrum in relation to identified impairments.

The online, self-paced course culminates with a description of the ASD system of care, an overview of the National Standards Report studies and treatments, and an explanation of how evidence-based practices are established and implemented.

Instructor(s)

Patricia Schetter, M.A., has served children on the autism spectrum and with other behavioral/developmental challenges since 1990. She has worked as a classroom teacher and behavior analyst providing consultation services in a variety of settings, including home and school programs, and as a program specialist for children with ASD. She has been an invited presenter at local, national and international conferences and forums and is the author of Learning the R.O.P.E.S. for Improved Executive Function and The Autism Program Development and Review Protocol. Schetter is a board certified behavior analyst.

Online Schedule

Oct 01 to Dec 31

Section Notes

Enrollments are accepted on a continuous basis. Complete the course at your own pace. For more information on Coursera online courses, including enrollment policies and technical requirements, please visit coursera.org/about/terms.

Fees

Enroll With Coursera $0.00

Section Number

182ADS001