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Course Description

This course will offer a developmental overview of autism spectrum disorder from infancy through adulthood, with an emphasis on the familial, community, and cultural systems at play in the lives of families impacted by ASD. Using a strengths-based lens, topics will include how ASD is presented in the public eye, ways of communicating diagnoses, navigating service networks, legal issues, and employment. As part of this course, students will engage with the ASD community, either through interactions with individuals, families, or community service providers. PREREQUISITE: Grad, SR or JR or permission of instructor.

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: CSHD 0143 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus dates, content, and format are subject to change between now and the fall semester.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA; Requires: CSHD 1 or PSY 1

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

Affiliated With:

School of Arts & Sciences