Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that primarily affects social communication. This introduction to ASD describes characteristics of autism, including social communication, repetitive behaviors, thinking and learning, and how to support learners with ASD.
What Will I Learn?
The AFIRM model guides the learner through:
- Characteristics of ASD, including social communication, repetitive behaviors, thinking and learning
- How to support learners with ASD
- Activity based scenarios that promote real-world application.
The Introduction to ASD 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