AEX1840X Autism: Collaboration with Parents and Families

Lead Faculty: Dr. Kay Dee Caywood

Course Description

This course assists educators, therapists and program administrators build supportive relationships with families as a foundation for designing appropriate learning experiences for their child with autism. Using clinical and research-based feedback from parents of children with autism the student will develop the knowledge and skills for communicating accurately and sensitively, assist in the selecting and evaluating intervention services and helping families manage short-term and long-term issues.

Length: Eight weeks
Cost: $525

To register for this class contact Extended Learning at 1-800-NAT-UNIV est. 8600

Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, candidates will:

  • Identify, select and develop family resources at the local, state and national levels and examine for responsiveness to cultural and linguistic diversity.
  • Apply and demonstrate knowledge of partnerships principles when working with families and other professionals including assessment activities and transition planning.
  • Analyze, synthesize results of an in-depth Parent Interview including impact of cultural linguistic diversity, self-assessment of personal strengths and challenges.
  • Analyze and explain how Autism impacts all members of the family; short-term and life-cycle.
  • Examine the most recent peer-reviewed research in Autism.
  • Analyze, synthesize and write a review a first person account book about a child with a disability and the impact on the family applying CEC Standards to discussion. Self-reflect on how the text will impact your work with families.