Learn about autism spectrum disorder, its impact on individuals and families, and various approaches to understanding and explaining it. Gain insights into diagnosis, intervention, education, and global perspectives on autism. Explore key features and topical issues in this comprehensive course.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
Outline what is meant by autism, why it is considered a spectrum and how it affects different individuals and families
Appreciate different approaches to understanding autism, including theoretical and clinical perspectives and personal accounts
Outline key features of psychological, neurobiological and genetic explanations of autism
Explain key aspects of diagnosis, intervention, education and life-span development
Understand topical issues including neurodiversity perspectives, autism prevalence in women and autism in global context.