This course has been designed to provide training for people who are providing "hands on" respite care to individuals who have autism. In this self-paced online course you will learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and understand how people with ASD experience the world.

Price: $20.00

Course Outline:

  • Module 1 – Your Roles as a Respite Worker
  • Module 2 - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Module 3 - Communication
  • Module 4 - Social Interaction and Play
  • Module 5 - The Unique World of ASD
  • Module 6 - Strategies for Positive and Enriching Respite Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of a respite support provider
  • Identify qualities that families look for in a respite provider
  • Define ASD and explain why it is called a spectrum disorder
  • Give examples of communication challenges in ASD
  • Describe several techniques to encourage social interaction skills
  • Create meaningful activities for a person with ASD
  • Ways to reduce anxiety in a person with ASD
  • Explain the concept of predictable function
  • Develop strategies for positive and enriching respite care

Respite Training Portal - Respite Care for People with Autism