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.
von Claire A•
Sep 04, 2016
Good introduction to ASD.
von Sushmita J•
Jan 05, 2017
a good course, especially if you are not too aware of Autism
von Elena A•
May 11, 2017
It was interesting but not profound. You had to buy the course in order to submit the quiz.
von Julie D•
Mar 17, 2018
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
von Manoj J•
Feb 13, 2016
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
von Markus R•
Feb 29, 2016
Short, superficial, and sometimes even condescending towards people with ASD.
von lisa m e•
Aug 17, 2016
Lots of theoretical information but very little practical information about what to do with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
von Gregory W C•
Mar 14, 2016
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.
von Anna P•
Oct 18, 2018
By the end of the first week of the course, I was feeling that the authors are thinking about ASD as a disease that needs to be cured (as opposed to the idea of neurodiversity). The shameless promo of the MIND institute at the end of week one made me do some research on them — and what do you know, at least two of co-founders are adepts of 'vaccines cause autism' religion, which kind of explains it all. As an adult diagnosed with ASD, I find this course extremely dangerous, misleading and offensive.
von Ron S•
Mar 05, 2016
Lightweight and marginally informative. While it is clearly aimed at a lay audience, a deeper presentation of the scientific foundations of the disorder is sorely needed. If you're interested in the etiology of autism, you'll need to look elsewhere.
von Stephanie W•
Jan 16, 2016
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.
von Camilla Z•
Feb 19, 2016
I found it very easy. But if you do not know anything about Autism, I think you might would contribute from it.
von Aleksandra P•
Jul 03, 2018
It promotes ABA.
von Shelby P•
May 02, 2019
this class supports autism speak which is at its worst.