Introduction to Autism
This module contains information about the characteristics of autism, including social communication, repetitive behaviors, thinking and learning, and how to support learners.
Please note that this module works best in Firefox and Chrome.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through:
- Characteristics of autism, including social communication, repetitive behaviors, thinking and learning
- How to support autistic learners
- Activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The Introduction to Autism module will take approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete.
Steinbrenner, J., Sam, A., Chin, J., Morgan, W., & AFIRM for Paras Team. (2019). Introduction to ASD. FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/introduction-asd