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Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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This free course was written by Dr Ilona Roth and Dr Nancy Rowell.

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Figure 1: Lisa McKelvie/Photolibrary/Getty Images

Figure 2: © The Open University

Figure 3: from Barton, M. (2012) It's Raining Cats and Dogs Book p43 published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Figure 6: © Jessica Park

Figure 7: courtesy: Jon Adams

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1.0: Video: Arabella about her daughter Iris Grace: © The Open University

Activity 1 (1): courtesy Surrey Autism Board surrey-autism-partnership-board.html

Activity 1 (2) Think Differently about Autism: Misunderstanding: courtesy National Autistic Society

Activity 1 (3) Think Differently about Autism: Socially awkward: courtesy National Autistic Society

Video: (3 clips) Arabella talking about Iris Grace © The Open University

Video: (2 clips) Alex talking to Dr Ilona Roth: © The Open University

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