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 Charis V N M Y•
May 27, 2018
It was great as an introduction; but would also like more in-depth content. Also perhaps things like how with "an increased rate of autism" (which as we've just learnt is more about an increased rate of accurate diagnosis), what specialists and therapists are doing. Particularly if the diagnosis is done really early on, but also how to move forward if unfortunately it's only managed to be identified a lot later in life.
von JORGE R M•
Jun 06, 2018
Jan 29, 2017
Informative for beginners
von Paige P•
Jul 02, 2018
Had a fantastic time with this course! The clear, thoughtfully-made lessons were excellent! My only qualms were that the quizzes were on the easy side and the course only took about 3-5 hours to complete-- definitely something you could complete in a single day if you wanted to! I would have liked more content that would have truly taken me 5 weeks to complete. Thanks for the helpful info!
von Maitu B•
Jun 02, 2017
El curso es muy completo, pero creo que le hacen mucha propaganda a la universidad.
von Miruna S•
Apr 04, 2019
Although it was only a general overview of what autism stands for, this course was quite helpful in explaining the basics. The subject is nevertheless vague even for specialists who cannot exactly point at certain causes or treatments, but it is relieving to know that research is being done and more and more people can receive specialized support for this kind of problems.
It's a pity that one cannot finish the course (that means, do the quizzes) without paying for the certificate, and since I don't need a certificate, I still feel like a lost a bit of what might have been a motivation to pay even more attention to certain aspects of the lessons.
von Robert T M M•
Sep 16, 2019
Nice simple introduction. Opens the doors for learners to follow up on areas of greater detail consistent with their indivudual needs.
von Tenzin T•
Aug 30, 2019
great initiative and very enlightening. thank you.
von Pandora R•
Oct 10, 2019
I enjoyed this course.
von Tom G•
Dec 21, 2018
Clear and factual course with well presented materials. I found the scope of the course to be very narrow though, lacking a diversity of perspective and no consideration given to the new directions that international autism research is taking. For example, the challenges to the role of theory of mind in autism deficits or the research being conducted by autistic academics. There are autistic individuals working in academia who are responsible for more than photocopying and making the tea! It is also somewhat telling that Autism speaks features prominently in the recommended reading, not to mention the implied ABA bias in the intervention module.
von Bhrigu M•
Mar 11, 2019
Good course covers everything related to ASD ,I feel the lecture goes at a very fast pace without explaining much. anyhow I completely enjoyed the course I being a special educator is confident enough this course has widened my horizons. Thanks to the UC Davis mind institute team.
von Ana C M B•
Mar 13, 2017
There are some errors on the quizzes in between the videos. I had to skip a lot of them because it wound't accept the correct answer. I liked the testimonial videos.
von Elizabeth N•
Feb 15, 2016
Could be more computer friendly. Had good information but hard to engage because the majority of the lectures are just powerpoints with the professor talking over them.
von Pat D•
Jul 07, 2016
The course had some useful content, but there was too much time spent on USA centred materials for an iavailabe course.
von Sara A•
Oct 05, 2017
Good course ... but it gives so basic information. I wish it gives more deep and specialized information about autism.
von Bethany B•
Oct 16, 2016
In general, I enjoyed the contents of the course. It's a general overview that introduces all aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder which is exactly what I wanted. However, half of the final week is a list of established and emerging practices, so this was quite boring. I could have read them off the screen faster.
My least favorite aspect of this course is that you can't take the quizzes without buying the certificate. Currently, the certificate won't assist me; I simply wanted to learn more about ASD so as to be more informed. This was quite frustrating because I use the quizzes as a means of checking my understanding and retention of the material.
von Claire A•
Sep 04, 2016
Good introduction to ASD.
von Joydip M•
Oct 17, 2017
A good course in terms of content that is shared. Not so good in terms of pedagogy and teaching method. Doing this course is equivalent to listening someone Voicing power point slides on the screen word for word 90% of the time. That is not why most of us join these courses but that is what comprises 90% of the instruction. Balance 10% comprises short videos and interviews with esteemed personalities from Mind Institute, parents of autistic children and of course, Temple Grandin - that is the part worth spending time on. Also the test questions are very poorly set. Why is it important to have 5 questions in a quiz, of which 2 are asking - what percentage of children need this or that - basically testing rote memory of autism statistics? How exactly does that help learning? Note - I did pass all the tests and the course with flying colors - so this is an impartial observation :)
von Katharine A•
Jan 06, 2016
Very helpful information particularly in the earlier weeks. I found the last couple weeks less helpful because of the large quantity of listed interventions without elaboration/examples - I did read the attached report but would have found it helpful to see some of the interventions demonstrated either via a video or diagram. Temple Grandin is a great documentary and I appreciated hearing her perspective regarding tactile sensitivity. She's also a great example of a person with autism who has developed her strengths and worked around her weaknesses and is a highly functional and successful individual. Overall enjoyed this class. Thanks!
von Andrea J V•
Mar 12, 2018
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.
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 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 fouad m•
Sep 22, 2019
overall experience was good, but efforts could be implemented to stream newer videos and develop smarter quizzes
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