Autism Courses

Open University

The Open University

Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to access. They offer nearly 1000 FREE courses across 8 different subject areas.

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Understanding Autism

Across the 8 weeks of Understanding Autism, you will engage with key topics including how autism affects children, adults and families, how the condition was first identified and how ideas and understanding have evolved in the decades since. You will consider current ideas about what causes autism, the challenges faced by autistic individuals and their families, and what forms of help and support are available. You will learn that no two cases of autism are completely alike, giving rise to the concept of an autism spectrum.

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Understanding Autism

First identified over 70 years ago, autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting how a person communicates with and relates to others, and how they make sense of the world. It is a spectrum condition; all people on the spectrum share certain difficulties, but their condition affects them in different ways.

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Free Courses In England

Free Courses in England

Free Courses in England is a directory of the courses that are available to anyone to undertake FREE of charge in order to help people succeed in whatever role they are in.

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Understanding Autism

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.

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