2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

ESPED 6022 ASD: Focus on Individual Strengths - a Different View of Behavior

This course facilitates the in-depth exploration and challenge of the traditional view of autistic behavior as a deficit model requiring interventions of control and correction. The primary focus of this course is on learning to listen, and seeking understanding of individual experiences and partnering with autistic individuals in defining supports is essential. This is done through the lens of a self-advocate, ally, and advocate. The lens of neuro-diversity is critical to the course.