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.
por 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.
Feb 12, 2016
This course was a great overview introduction into ASD. The information was presented so the information was not overwhelming. You begin the course by looking at ASD from a wide-lens down to details. This is recommended for anyone who is interested in learning more about ASD and then to take more details classes as needed. The videos that were part of the course were informative. There was not a lot of discussions nor was this class led by any instructor. I wished it had links to more articles or more in-depth information, especially the weeks on the developmental areas.
por Lauren J•
Apr 14, 2020
As an autistic female adult myself, I loved the course. t has lots of useful content and easily understood. My only criticism was that it was not mentioned in the sessions how female autism presentation has become more understood in recent years. In the 80's, it was widely agreed upon and taught that Autism only affected males, which we now know is not the case. This has led to an avalanche of females only receiving diagnosis is adulthood, myself included. Please update the course to reflect that. Thanks!
por Pamela J R•
Oct 14, 2017
Thanks for the great information. Hope to see more classes with updated information on research and treatment in the future. As a grandmother of a child with Autism, this type of course is much appreciated to counter all the claims and theories that are made in media, books by non-professionals and anecdotal articles coming from either a romanticized view of Autism or playing on the hopes for a miracle cure that is a predictable phase following diagnosis.
por 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.
por Louis P•
Feb 27, 2020
A very good course, thank you. I have two criticisms that are intended for constructive purposes: 1. the material is often limited to the USA. Being based in the UK much information, while interesting, does not apply to the state of affairs in the UK. 2. The lists that appear on the slides often fade the first thing on the list as the second appears. This is inconvenient for note taking.
por 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!
por Kate C•
Dec 18, 2016
Very good and clear overview of the diagnosis and characteristics of childhood autism and the assessment and choice of effective evidence-based treatment and education. There is very little about adults with autism, and there is no interaction facilitated between learners or between learners and educators.
por Dorothy F•
Mar 18, 2019
This course has a lot of information it. However, I felt I was left with more questions than answers. But, that could also be due to the lack of information and research available. It could also be restructured into a different order of the classes/weeks.
por Jasen S•
Jun 24, 2016
This course was a good introduction to ASD. I was hoping to learn more about how to best serve students with ASD, but this course was not designed solely for educators. I will now look for a more specialized course in ASD.
por Sheila G•
Jun 12, 2017
As an instructional aide for special education I found this course very helpful. Every bit more knowledge we have about ASD can help us educate and support our students.
por Vicky K•
Jul 28, 2016
An intresting course. Lectures are small and very easy to comprehend. The whole course has a great structure and help you learn and remember things!
por Liliana S C M•
Dec 21, 2019
Me gustó mucho, información útil, debido a que sólo está en inglés me agrada que no haya actividades a realizar, los exámenes refuerzan lo leído.
por 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.
por meenakshi b•
Dec 25, 2015
very useful course. gave insight into a lot of the issues faced by children with asd. a little more detail would be even more useful.
por Anusha C•
Aug 02, 2018
It is wonderfully created. Although i must confess I was expecting a little more on the side of neurobiological explanations
por Ammar A•
Apr 12, 2017
Thanks for the rich and well conducted course. It was very beneficial for me and I recommended it to my friends.
por Rodrigo F M•
Apr 22, 2018
Curso muito interessante para compreender as últimas compreensões sobre o autismo. Poderia ser mais extenso.
por Igor K•
Feb 20, 2016
Good but short course. The statment of acomplishment is unaviable.
50$ for short course is a big price
por Wong M H S•
Apr 10, 2016
It's a really great class to know about Autism. The information is sufficient as well.
por Georgia B•
Sep 12, 2018
Statistics not relevant for those outside of US, but good general info regarding ASD
por Maitu B•
Jun 02, 2017
El curso es muy completo, pero creo que le hacen mucha propaganda a la universidad.
por Areej A•
Jul 28, 2017
great course. It would be made even better if it included more medicine. Thank you
por Rowey A•
May 10, 2017
Comprehensive course- gives a good overview of ASD across all age groups.
por Daniela V•
Mar 02, 2016
It was excellent, but I expected more feedback in the discussion forums.