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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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The material acknowledged below and within the course is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this free course:


Figure 1: adapted from Frith, U. (1989) Autism: Explaining the Enigma, Oxford: Blackwell.

Figure 2: © Axel Scheffler

Figure 5: © Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry; taken from the Reading the Mind in the Eyes: Test Revised Version

Figure 6: © Janne Moren (Flickr) licenses/ by-nc-sa/ 2.0/

Figure 7: courtesy Robert T. Schultz

Figure 8: © Jason Wolff

Figure 9: © Science Photo Library / Alamy Stock Photo

Figure 10: courtesy of Professor Ferguson-Smith


Activity 4: extract from Empathy Quotient (EQ) and Systemising Quotient (SQ) for Adults (Autism Research Centre 2018)


Activity 2: © The Open University

1.4 audio: Dr Wenn Lawson ©The Open University

1.4 video: © The Open University

2.2 video (clip 1): courtesy Surrey Autism Board surrey-autism-partnership-board.html

2.2 video (clip 2): courtesy: National Autistic Society

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