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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Autism Spectrum Disorder by University of California, Davis

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About the Course

Understanding the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behavior, learning and the ability to process information is critical for anyone working or interacting with those on the spectrum -- educators, clinicians, counselors, 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 sensori-motor 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, instructor-led experience are encouraged to check out the Professional Concentration in Autism offered by UC Davis Extension:

Top reviews

Nov 22, 2020

Very rich in information and very organized and structured and is easy to follow as well. Gives you the opportunity to acquire new concepts and to be up to date in the field of ASD. Enjoyed it a lot!

Sep 22, 2020

I thought that this course was very informative for being an overview of ASD. I know that there is so much to learn about Autism, but this course was a great starting block for learning about ASD.

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By Adriana C R

Jun 4, 2020

This is an excelent course! It gives very valuable information about ASD, thank you very much.

By MD. A I F

Jun 28, 2020

This course was very helpful to gaining more knowledge and understanding about Autism. Thanks

By Fabrizia D

Sep 4, 2020

Excellent!! However, you need update the statistic of ASD in USA ... nowadays it is 1 to 59.

By Brittney W

Aug 31, 2020

thank you so much as a parent with a child on the spectrum this really helped me out a-lot!!

By Jonathan S

May 21, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. I am an elementary school teacher and learned a lot about ASD.

By María E G B

Jun 7, 2020


By tzitzili a

Apr 22, 2020

This course was very useful and helpful for special education teachers like me! Thank you!

By krithika a

Aug 16, 2018

very informative and the basic information about the disability is covered in simple words.

By Paolo D O S R

Sep 6, 2020

Great. I wish there would've been some sort of essey assignment, but I loved these lessons

By María P P F

Aug 17, 2020

Me pareció un excelente curso. Muy didactico, entretenido y útil. De verdad lo recomiendo.

By Alexia M T

Jun 28, 2020

I loved this course. I wish their more like it. I finished it in 5 days instead of 5 weeks

By Leonardo M F

Jul 27, 2020

I really liked the didatic approach with wich the course was taken, thank you very much!

By Daniele C

Nov 18, 2018

This course helped me to understand better Autism Spectrum Disorder. Highly recommended.

By Luiza P L V

May 29, 2017

Muito bom, excelente curso. Muito organizado, descritivo, com muitos exemplos, dinâmico.

By Richard C

Dec 7, 2016

The course is very informative . It is very concise and presented in a very simple way.


May 27, 2020

very helpful. learnt strengths and weaknesses and also Evidence based practice approach

By Ripjeet S R

May 23, 2020

Deep insight about ASD by the UC DAVIS University Professionals. Keep up the good work.

By cecilia s r v

Oct 22, 2020

excelente, muy buena explicacion y perpectiva hacia la vida de una persona con autismo

By Reedam P

Sep 15, 2020

It's really been a wonderful experience learning so much about ASD. Thank you so much.

By Indrani C

Sep 12, 2020

It was a very nice experience for me to know about autism spectrum disorder in details

By Nidhi S

May 16, 2020

Helpful and thoroughly enjoyable course, which was interesting and easy to understand.

By Gabriela N P J

Sep 10, 2020

Realmente un curso muy completo, rico en conocimiento para quien decide aprovecharlo.

By Dr. A L H

Jul 10, 2020

Great course, learned much more than expected re research and application. Thank you!

By Miyuki S

Apr 28, 2020

I enjoyed this course. Would like to see the most updated 2020 version near future.

By Tiago F A d M

Feb 27, 2018

The course provides an overview about autism spectrum disorder. It was very helpful.