Chevron Left
Back to Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

937 ratings
251 reviews

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


Feb 14, 2016

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.


Sep 15, 2017

Loved the videos, lots of good material. Wish there had been more discussion, but I was so busy, I might not have been able to participate very much. Overall helpful and useful in my profession.

Filter by:

126 - 150 of 247 Reviews for Autism Spectrum Disorder

By Olivia-Anna W

Mar 03, 2016

very good course! easy to follow and learn!

By Pedro D d S R

Apr 16, 2017

Very good, it covers a lot in simple terms

By Joanna B

Aug 23, 2016

Full of information about a broad range of

By Shamanth S

Mar 21, 2019

Very clear understanding of the concepts.

By Elio C

Feb 06, 2019

Very well explained and very interesting.

By dr s s

Jun 26, 2019

truly a wonderful and informative course

By Marco A

Dec 25, 2018

wonderful course, terrific instructors!

By Sabrina P

Aug 22, 2018

Great way to start learning about ASD!!

By Cristian C T

Oct 27, 2019

Very informative and useful material.

By Lim K L

Apr 18, 2017

I have more in depth knowledge of ASD

By Shannen M

Oct 15, 2019

Quick yet thorough overview of ASD.

By Dr A R J

Aug 21, 2019

very informative and clear lectures

By Navin S

Jul 20, 2017

Well organised



By Christmar D Q L

Feb 17, 2019

Excelent course. I recommend it.

By Carson R

Feb 01, 2019

Great basic learning about ASD!

By 宋兴娇

Oct 25, 2017

great! i learn lost new skills.

By Tut A

Dec 07, 2017

Really such a helpful course.

By Cristina M E

Oct 16, 2016

lots of information! loved it

By Magdalena M K

Dec 18, 2015

Thank you for a great course!

By Soukaina B

Mar 24, 2019

interesting courses to study

By Barbara J H

Aug 13, 2017

Informative for educators!

By Mónica

Mar 31, 2017

Very good!

Congralutions :)

By Natouchka M F

May 20, 2016

Cours vraiment interessant

By Phillip A

Aug 04, 2017

Excellent overview of ASD