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Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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Week 1: Introducing the autism spectrum


By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • evaluate and update your own knowledge of autism
  • express a general overview of autism and why it is considered a spectrum
  • understand different ways of gaining evidence and insights into autism
  • appreciate some different experiences of autism
  • understand key milestones in autism history.

Now watch the video in which Dr Ilona Roth introduces this week’s work.

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