Introduction to Autism

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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.

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.

Suggested citation:
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

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