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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • 24/7 Access
  • 12376 Students Enrolled

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Understand the challenges people with autism face on a daily basis so you can help and better communicate with them

Each year, the reported number of people afflicted with autism increases, and the autism community needs more people who are understanding of the condition and trained to help.  Whether you are looking to make a career out of helping autistic people or just want to prepare yourself better for being accommodating to people suffering from autism, our course is for you.

Our online Autism Awareness course is specially designed to give you the education you need to help the autistic community. Whether you are looking to learn more about autism to help an autistic person you love or you are just looking to make a difference with people in the community, we are ready and waiting to help. 

Learn about autism and what you can do to help the autistic community.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

 Our intensive online Autism Awareness course will teach you about:

  • The autism spectrum and how to identify where a person fits along it
  • How autism affects a person’s social and functional interactions
  • The possible causes of autism
  • How to treat the different symptoms of autism
  • How to create a plan for managing autistic symptoms
  • What autism awareness looks like in the classroom
  • The community supports that are available to autistic people and their families

 

Our online Autism Awareness course will help you turn your natural love of helping people into a new career or a rewarding volunteer experience.  Young or old, we can help you get the training you need to take the next step towards helping others. 

What makes this opportunity even better is that our course is entirely online, meaning you can do all of this on your own time, at your own pace, in your own home.  Enroll in our online Autism Awareness course now, and get the training you need to truly help people and feel good about yourself.

After completing this course, you could:

  • Volunteer to assist those with autism in learning environments
  • Continue your education and become a special needs teacher
  • Be better able to assist friends and famiy with autism
  • Gain a more complete understanding of the challenges that those with autism face, and be a more empathetic and helpful advocate 

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

To receive certification, you must:

  1. Complete every page of the course
  2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
  3. That's it!

After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation

Module 1: Understanding The Spectrum
  • What is autism?
  • Myths
  • Analysing the spectrum
  • Learning disabilities
  • Social and emotional development
Module 2: The Autistic Environment
  • The new model of autism
  • Autism spectrum disorders rising
  • Toxic body burden
  • The government’s role
Module 3: What Causes Autism?
  • Is autism caused by nature or nurture?
  • Identifying early signs of autism
  • Identifying autism in adults
  • How does autism affect genders differently?
Module 4: Autistic Behaviour
  • How autistic behaviour can be challenging
  • Child behaviour and how to identify autism
  • Theory of Mind
  • Addressing child behaviour
Module 5: Conducting A Functional Autism Assessment
  • FBA
  • Methods
  • Descriptive vs. experimental
  • Cautions needed before performing an FBA
  • Analysing the data
Module 6: Autism In The Classroom
  • Inclusion and proper placement
  • Accommodations
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Individualised educational plans
  • Monitoring success
Module 7: Creating A Positive Support Plan
  • Event strategies
  • Antecedent strategies
  • Behaviour teaching strategies
  • Consequence strategies
  • Prevention
  • Redirection
  • Reinforcement and punishment
  • Extinction
  • Safety
Module 8: Aging And Long-term Care
  • Aging out crisis
  • Functioning in society as an adult
  • Support systems
  • Consultations and legal documents
  • Housing options
  • Emergency preparedness
Module 9: Medication
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behavioural problems
  • Seizures
  • Inattention and hyperactivity
Module 10: Community Living And Supports
  • Family support
  • Physical home modifications
  • Early intervention programs
  • In-home and out-of-home care
  • After-school programs
  • Behavioural therapy

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

Follow the easy peasy enrollment process

Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

Module 1: Understanding The Spectrum
  • What is autism?
  • Myths
  • Analysing the spectrum
  • Learning disabilities
  • Social and emotional development
Module 2: The Autistic Environment
  • The new model of autism
  • Autism spectrum disorders rising
  • Toxic body burden
  • The government’s role
Module 3: What Causes Autism?
  • Is autism caused by nature or nurture?
  • Identifying early signs of autism
  • Identifying autism in adults
  • How does autism affect genders differently?
Module 4: Autistic Behaviour
  • How autistic behaviour can be challenging
  • Child behaviour and how to identify autism
  • Theory of Mind
  • Addressing child behaviour
Module 5: Conducting A Functional Autism Assessment
  • FBA
  • Methods
  • Descriptive vs. experimental
  • Cautions needed before performing an FBA
  • Analysing the data
Module 6: Autism In The Classroom
  • Inclusion and proper placement
  • Accommodations
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Individualised educational plans
  • Monitoring success
Module 7: Creating A Positive Support Plan
  • Event strategies
  • Antecedent strategies
  • Behaviour teaching strategies
  • Consequence strategies
  • Prevention
  • Redirection
  • Reinforcement and punishment
  • Extinction
  • Safety
Module 8: Aging And Long-term Care
  • Aging out crisis
  • Functioning in society as an adult
  • Support systems
  • Consultations and legal documents
  • Housing options
  • Emergency preparedness
Module 9: Medication
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behavioural problems
  • Seizures
  • Inattention and hyperactivity
Module 10: Community Living And Supports
  • Family support
  • Physical home modifications
  • Early intervention programs
  • In-home and out-of-home care
  • After-school programs
  • Behavioural therapy

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Easy to access and very easy to use. I was able to apply my course to my employment.

 

Marion Devine

The Autism Awareness course was extremely helpful. I'm a kindergarten teacher in China and there isn't a lot of help, support or awareness for special needs and autism. I'm now better prepared to help my students and have already implemented some of the tools in the course. It has made a world of difference.

 

Sarah Emma Alexander

Completing each module in this course made me fully aware of the struggles faced daily by individuals who are autistic, or may show some characteristics of the disorder. I can truly say my eyes have been opened and will never close again to the sign's highlighted in this course about the steps taken to ensure all their needs are met. Also, the extra attention paid to the do's and don't to look out for when you interact with someone on the autism spectrum disorder.   Aisha  Williams

Awesome courses that are easy to negotiate in bite-sized pieces. You soon learn how to pace yourself. Denise Hart

It was an absolutely amazing experience studying online with International Open Academy. The course I studied was the perfect one I was looking for and I'm glad that I took it up with the academy. Zoreen  Bilgrami

Yes, I really enjoyed the course very much. It was a wonderful journey. I’m a working woman and, really, I don’t have time to do any physical course. So, I found this online without any fixed time schedule. I did my job as well as study together wherever I got time in the workplace, on the train, at bedtime. So, it was really helpful for me. These courses are very informative. Wahida Goni Tania

IOA has an easy-to-use platform that makes learning and obtaining general knowledge easy to do. jeanette powell

Having a Special Education certificate already, I took the Autism Awareness class as a refresher. I was pleasantly surprised by how much new information and up-to-date research there was in this course. Thanks for a beneficial and affordable class. I've already started my next course! Kim Shelley

So happy I did this. Best decision. So fast and easy even with a special needs 7-year-old in my ear the whole time :) Trista Dahlberg

I love IOA. I have finished many courses and will continue to do so as I have tried other online schools and this one is #1. Modules are easy to comprehend and the exams are not easy so be sure to study! Good luck on your new journey! Rosemary  Villatoro

I learned a lot from the course I completed and I’m most definitely thinking about purchasing more courses. Liked the most - the easy-to-read passages and the quizzes. Shamarrah Mason

I am 45 years old now and going back to school is not an option for me at this time. I needed to take something that would help me get a good scope of my options in the work force and make it easier for me to understand the expectations and demands of my choices. This was heaven sent and it has helped me to transition to where I want to be today. Marianella Morales

These courses I have done with IOA have helped me gain skills that I used in my formal training as a SSO in a school environment and helped grow my portfolio of skills to show future employers. Kylie Burge

Easy to access and very easy to use. I was able to apply my course to my employment.

 

Marion Devine

The Autism Awareness course was extremely helpful. I'm a kindergarten teacher in China and there isn't a lot of help, support or awareness for special needs and autism. I'm now better prepared to help my students and have already implemented some of the tools in the course. It has made a world of difference.

 

Sarah Emma Alexander

Completing each module in this course made me fully aware of the struggles faced daily by individuals who are autistic, or may show some characteristics of the disorder. I can truly say my eyes have been opened and will never close again to the sign's highlighted in this course about the steps taken to ensure all their needs are met. Also, the extra attention paid to the do's and don't to look out for when you interact with someone on the autism spectrum disorder.   Aisha  Williams

Awesome courses that are easy to negotiate in bite-sized pieces. You soon learn how to pace yourself. Denise Hart

It was an absolutely amazing experience studying online with International Open Academy. The course I studied was the perfect one I was looking for and I'm glad that I took it up with the academy. Zoreen  Bilgrami

Yes, I really enjoyed the course very much. It was a wonderful journey. I’m a working woman and, really, I don’t have time to do any physical course. So, I found this online without any fixed time schedule. I did my job as well as study together wherever I got time in the workplace, on the train, at bedtime. So, it was really helpful for me. These courses are very informative. Wahida Goni Tania

IOA has an easy-to-use platform that makes learning and obtaining general knowledge easy to do. jeanette powell

Having a Special Education certificate already, I took the Autism Awareness class as a refresher. I was pleasantly surprised by how much new information and up-to-date research there was in this course. Thanks for a beneficial and affordable class. I've already started my next course! Kim Shelley

So happy I did this. Best decision. So fast and easy even with a special needs 7-year-old in my ear the whole time :) Trista Dahlberg

I love IOA. I have finished many courses and will continue to do so as I have tried other online schools and this one is #1. Modules are easy to comprehend and the exams are not easy so be sure to study! Good luck on your new journey! Rosemary  Villatoro

I learned a lot from the course I completed and I’m most definitely thinking about purchasing more courses. Liked the most - the easy-to-read passages and the quizzes. Shamarrah Mason

I am 45 years old now and going back to school is not an option for me at this time. I needed to take something that would help me get a good scope of my options in the work force and make it easier for me to understand the expectations and demands of my choices. This was heaven sent and it has helped me to transition to where I want to be today. Marianella Morales

These courses I have done with IOA have helped me gain skills that I used in my formal training as a SSO in a school environment and helped grow my portfolio of skills to show future employers. Kylie Burge

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Normal price: $ 119 YOU SAVE 84 %

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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • 24/7 Access
  • 12376 Students Enrolled
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