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.
Very interesting and informative. I taught children with special needs for 33 years. I think this course would be very helpful to new teachers and anyone interested in learning basic info on ASD.
By Julie D•
It's very focused on the American system. (which isn't bad, but it's not for me.)
there are problems with the sound not fitting with the image shown sometimes
By Andrea J V•
The material was good, but I really think access to the quizzes should be free. Especially since so many lectures all but advertised the UCDavis centre.
By Pat D•
The course had some useful content, but there was too much time spent on USA centred materials for an iavailabe course.
By Sara A•
Good course ... but it gives so basic information. I wish it gives more deep and specialized information about autism.
By fouad m•
overall experience was good, but efforts could be implemented to stream newer videos and develop smarter quizzes
By Elena A•
It was interesting but not profound. You had to buy the course in order to submit the quiz.
By Anjana M•
I would have liked to learn more about the neurological basis of ASD
By Sushmita J•
a good course, especially if you are not too aware of Autism
By Sidra A•
very basic for an occupational therapist,
By Claire A•
Good introduction to ASD.
By Manoj J•
This course is informative and introductory. It has a value in generating a general awareness about ASD. It would be useful for parents and learners who are new to disability issues. The content can be used for introducing and familiarizing with clinical practice with ASD. But this course has the limitation on following grounds
1. The contents of the course are coloured with medical perspective and with pathological view point
2. At some point this course appeared like an advertisement for the institute and its research work
3. This course tried to cover too many things like theory, practice, research, experience and so on. But at the end it failed to do justice all
4. Finally the contents are infected with virus of medicine, market and military science. Terms such as intervention, package, therapy so many terminology. The unfaithful use of "social" in few instance look like an altruism to social science by dominant discipline.
I am sure that this course has market. Evidence based research/ practice will corroborate it. Best wishes
By Verity T•
Some good information regarding strengths and weaknesses and the potential causes behind some behaviours. However the input from young people and adults was lacking and as a result did not provide a very rounded or informed perspective. Additionally, the suggestion that neurodiverse adults should seek out unpaid internships and voluntary work to develop professional skills is actively contributes to the unemployment/underemployment of people with a disability, particular those who have achieved high school or higher education.
On the whole I think this was quite a reductive view of autism, and while it may be useful in assisting in the education and support of very young children, I don't believe this adds value to supporting school aged children and may be detrimental as the children get older. Please look to incorporate more perspectives from actual neurodiverse/autistic people
By Stevie H•
They do have some useful information within this course, but a majority of it is pushed to perceive autistic people as diseased and something to be fixed. One example of this negative teaching is when they provide resources from the hate group Autism Speaks. If you really wish to learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder, youtube videos from autistic individuals would be far more useful and accurate.
By Giuliana B L•
O tipo de recurso para as aulas não é interessante, não há leitura complementar e há muitos vídeos para explicar os objetivos de aula, o que deixa o curso bem cansativo, com vídeos que não trazem conhecimento.
By Gregory W C•
Aimed at those needing to get services -- in a spectrum of family living. Too much on California systems, not enough on direct coping with day-to-day.
By lisa m e•
Lots of theoretical information but very little practical information about what to do with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
By Esther K•
This course portrays autism as something negative by referring to symptoms as "red flags", by supporting Autism Speaks which talks about autism as something horrible that needs to be cured (and who does several other problematic things) and by having ties with institutions who believe/propagate that autism is caused by vaccines. How Coursera let this course on their platform is beyond me and I have already made an official complaint against them. I hope this course gets taken down and that the creators will be ashamed of themselves.
By Stephanie W•
I was really, really hoping that this course would be educational. I personally work with an individual with AS and I excepted to have a better insight into some of the things he goes through. So far, however, I have found many of the lectures condescending. As a person with a disability I find it highly offensive when people speak like they're doing the person with whatever kind of disability a favor for even helping them. People with disabilities are just that, people.
By SANDRA L G•
They gave false claims that the course was available in Spanish. How come someone thinks that just because the videos have subtitles, it's considered as an "Spanish Course". I encountered the horrible surprise that the test in each module was in english. How you expect me to answer those questions if I'm not an english speaker, but again, you claim that the course was in Spanish. Shame on you.
By Mercutio H•
Autism Speaks is a hate group that should not be featured as a credible source on autism. Interview actually autistic people instead of just their neurotypical parents. This course perpetuates a lot of harmful, offensive, and untrue misconceptions about autism. Were any actually autistic adults consulted during the making of this course??
By Sandra K•
Based on stereotypes and unevolved misunderstandings about autism. Little substance supported by the actually autistic community. Not a course that enables understanding of the neurotype.
By Camilla Z•
I found it very easy. But if you do not know anything about Autism, I think you might would contribute from it.