Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autism Society - Online Courses and Tutorials

Online Courses and Tutorials

A variety of online courses and tutorials are available to families, support providers, life coaches and professionals who wish to deepen their knowledge or acquire credentials in supporting individuals with ASD and related conditions. Courses range from free introductory programs, professional development workshops, and fee-based online courses that can lead to specialized certification. Courses for individuals on the autism spectrum are also available through some of these online providers.

The Autism Society

The Autism Society offers several free online courses.

 

 Autism 101

You must be registered and logged in to take this course. If you are not already registered with the Autism Society Web site, click here. If you are already registered and need to log in, click here. The Autism Society does not share or exchange names or contact information with other organizations. When you register, you will automatically receive ASA-Net, the Autism Society's free biweekly e-newsletter, with the option of unsubscribing.

The online course will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The course covers the following areas:

    * Introduction to the Autism Spectrum
    * Overview of Treatment Options
    * Treatment Assistance
    * Transition to Adulthood
    * More Information and Resources

At the end of the course you will be able to download a certificate of completion. The certificate is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Reader to open and/or print it. If you don't have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free at http://www.adobe.com/.

Ready to begin? Click here to begin the Autism 101 course. If you want information about autism and do not wish to take the course, visit our About Autism page. 

 Autism and the Environment 101

You must be registered and logged in to the Autism Society's website in order to take this free course. If you are not already registered with the Autism Society's Web site, click here. If you are already registered and need to log in, click here. The Autism Society does not share or exchange names or contact information with other organizations. When you register, you will automatically receive ASA-Net, the Autism Society’s free biweekly e-newsletter, with the option of unsubscribing.

The online course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. The course covers the following areas:

• The New Model of Autism
• Rapidly Rising Rates of Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Toxic Body Burden
• The Role of Government
• What We Can Do Every Day

At the end of the course you will be able to download a certificate of completion. The certificate is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Reader to open and/or print it. If you don't have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free at http://www.adobe.com/.

Ready to begin? Click here to begin the Autism and the Environment 101 online course. If you want information about autism and do not wish to take the course, visit our What is Autism page. There is also a wealth of information about autism and the environment on the Autism Society's website: visit our Environmental Health Initiative pages for additional information and resources.

Recorded Webinars on Autism and the Environment

1. Martha Herbert and Claudia Miller, July 19, 2011, Autism and Environment I
2. Suruchi Chandra and Anju Usman, Sept. 23, 2011, Autism and Environment II
3. Donna Ferullo, Andy Ingrejas, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Chandra, Hugeinin, June 2, 2011, Autism and the Environment: What is the Relationship?

Autism Internet Modules, Ohio Center for Low Incidence and Autism (OCALI)

The AIM project offers free, discrete informational and training modules on a variety of topics covering assessment and identification, characteristics, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and employment. Modules are presented at a universal reading level with activities providing support to those with introductory or advanced knowledge on autism spectrum conditions. AIM offers excellent downloads including resources, interventions, and other helpful tools for home, classrooms, employment, community and agency settings.

http://www.autisminternetmodules.org/user_about.php

NARPAA’s e-Class: Electronic Curriculum for Learning Autism Specific Strategies

e-Class is a course developed by the National Association of Residential Providers for Adults with Autism (NARPAA) and is focused on developing those skills and competencies required to achieve the best outcomes for the person with autism and their support networks. This is a comprehensive opportunity for direct support professionals to enhance their skills and understanding as well as their practice.

NARPAA also offers other training for people who serve adults with autism through the following:

NARPAA Online Learning Portal and NARPAA Complete Course Catalog.

Person Centered Planning Education Site, Cornell University, ILR School, Employment and Disability Institute

This free online course introduces users to the basic concepts and implementation of Person-Centered Planning. Person-centered planning helps us develop tools for enabling individuals with autism and other disabilities in discovering their own “pathways to success.” Person-centered planners help individuals with disabilities discover their life goals and how to achieve them.

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/pcp/

Academy of the International Association for Life Quality

This fee-based online course offers certification in becoming a Special Needs Life Quality Coach. Upon successful completion, support providers, family members and emerging professionals bring their expertise to their local community as life coaching providers.

http://www.ialq.org/life-span-services/special-needs-life-quality-coach/certification/

VCU Rehabilitation and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention (VCU-RRTC)

VCU-RRTC provides a wide range of low-cost, online courses geared toward topics in self-employment and micro-enterprise. Courses are designed to educate and train family members, support provides, professionals and individuals with disabilities.

http://start-up-usa.biz/training/webcourses.cfm

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