What is Autism

This free online course provides an introduction and overview of autism and gives you practical knowledge and information about how you can be more autism friendly in your interactions with Autistic people.

It is estimated that around 1 in every 100 Australian is Autistic and 85% of the community has a personal connection with an Autistic person. So, this course is perfect for anyone who does or may interact and engage with Autistic people and the autism community.

Please note, this is not an accredited course, and it cannot be used as proof of court ordered training.

After completing this short course, you will be able to:

  • understand what autism is, and the diversity of the Autistic experience
  • understand the social model of disability and learn the importance of using strengths-based language
  • understand what it means to experience the world as an Autistic person and appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of the Autistic community
  • identify practical ways to be more autism friendly in your interactions and behaviours.

The course is a foundational awareness building experience and takes approximately one hour to complete all sections. It is a self-paced program containing written, audio and video content and can be completed from all devices.

Once you have started the training, you must complete it in one session to ensure your progress is not lost. If you exit out of the course before full completion of all the modules, you progress will not be saved, and it cannot be returned to.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Please note, certificates of completion cannot be offered for this online training course.

To begin the course, please enter your details below.

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