Certificate in Autism Awareness

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Certificate in Autism Awareness


Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behaviour, learning and the ability to process information is critical for anyone working or interacting with those on the spectrum - educators, clinicians, counsellors, therapists, medical staff, family and employers. This course will give you a fundamental understanding of what ASD is, how it is diagnosed, the primary areas of impairment, and why prevalence is increasing. Examine the developmental and sensorimotor differences that may impact academic, play, social and self-help skills at different stages of life, including the transition to higher education and employment. Gain a clear understanding of how sensory regulation differs for individuals on the spectrum, and explore practical tools for identifying triggers and communicating feelings. Learn to use evidence-based practices to provide effective interventions and explore typical strengths and weaknesses of individuals on the spectrum in relation to identified impairments. The course culminates with a description of the ASD system of care, an overview of the National Standards Report studies and treatments, and an explanation of how evidence-based practices are established and implemented. Those seeking a more in-depth, course are encouraged to check out the Autism Centre of Excellence study programs offered by Griffith University: https://www.griffith.edu.au/education/autism-centre-excellence/study-programs

Upon completion of this Course, you will receive a non-accredited digital certificate in Autism Awareness that you will be able to download and print.


  • Learn what Autism Spectrum Disorder is and why its considered a spectrum of disorders
  • How autism affects a person’s social and functional interactions
  • How to create a plan for managing autistic symptoms
  • Developmental Differences in Autism Across the Lifespan
  • Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Understanding Sensory Regulation Differences
  • The community supports that are available to autistic people and their families

Course Features

  • Lectures 38
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration Study at your own pace using a computer and internet to log in and access.
  • Skill level Intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 13
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
  • Understanding the Spectrum 0/9

    • Lecture1.1
      What is Autism Spectrum Disorder
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture1.2
      The origins and history of the Autism Spectrum
      25 minute(s)
    • Lecture1.3
      Myths about Autism
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture1.4
      Autism and Medicare
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture1.5
      Common Symptoms of Autism
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture1.6
      Disabilities & Co-morbidities
      20 minute(s)
    • Lecture1.7
      Triad of Impairments
      20 minute(s)
    • Quiz1.1
      Lesson One – What is Autism
      7 questions
    • Lecture1.8
  • Triad of Impairments 0/5

    • Lecture2.1
      Communication Impairments
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture2.2
      Impairment of Imagination
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture2.3
      Social Interaction Impairments
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture2.4
      Social Skills Isolation and Bullying
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture2.5
  • Common Symptoms of Autism 0/10

    • Lecture3.1
      Sensory Issues
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture3.2
      Signs of Sensory Issues
    • Lecture3.3
      Food Issues
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture3.4
      Repetitive Behaviours, Obsessions, Anxiety and Rituals
    • Lecture3.5
      Meltdowns & Tantrums
    • Lecture3.6
      Meltdowns – Anger and Agression
    • Lecture3.7
      Meltdown Calming Strategies & Prevention
    • Lecture3.8
      Common Adult Autism Symptoms
      10 minute(s)
    • Lecture3.9
      Common signs of autism in children
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture3.10
  • Diagnosing Autism 0/6

    • Lecture4.1
      Diagnosis in Adolescents
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture4.2
      Diagnosis in Children
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture4.3
      Diagnostic Procedures for Adults
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture4.4
      The Diagnostic Assessment Process
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture4.5
      Adults with Autism
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture4.6
  • Gender Differences 0/5

    • Lecture5.1
      Female Autistic Behaviours
    • Lecture5.2
      Female Friendship Patterns in Primary School
    • Lecture5.3
      Male/Female Vocal Tone Differences
    • Lecture5.4
      ASD Girls and High School
    • Lecture5.5
  • Autism Treatments, Therapies, Interventions & Strategies 0/4

    • Lecture6.1
      Types of Therapy
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture6.2
      Specific Non Therapeutic Interventions and Strategies
    • Lecture6.3
      Augmentative Therapy
      30 minute(s)
    • Lecture6.4


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