Around 1:54 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder today according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This change in ratio from 1:150 in 2000 to its current 1:54 shows the sheer increase in the numbers being diagnosed.
This course aims to develop students' understanding of what Autism means. In this DeCal, not only will you learn about possible neurobiological roots of ASD, you will also discover its research beginnings, possible intervention therapies, autistic identity, support services, family dynamics, disability law, the role of technology, media portrayals, child and adult life, stigma, public outreach, and public awareness.
This decal has a fairly low academic load, we are looking more for student engagement in the course material. There will be mid-term paper exploring a topic in autism, a final group project on media portrayal and a final reflection paper. We will meet once a week for 2 hours to openly discuss ASD and listen to presentations from our peers and guest speakers. In order to receive a passing grade, you may only miss 2 classes.
This class will change the way you think about and interact with autistics for the rest of your lives. Register through CalCentral. Course # 23938
|Main section||Hari Srinivasan, Helen Lee, Kate Bierly||40||Virtual||[M] 5:00PM-7:00PM||1/25/2021||Open||--||--|