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Online Autism Awareness Training – 3 Self-Guided Steps

Although autism awareness may have a variety of different meanings to different people based on personal experience, personal history, cultural norms, and societal perceptions and views, autism awareness generally means to increase understanding about autism spectrum disorder and of the people who have a diagnosis of ASD.

There are a few places online that offer somewhat structured autism awareness trainings, but for a quick self-paced online autism awareness training, follow the steps listed below.

Online Autism Awareness Training Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Review the link published by the National Institute of Health: Autism Spectrum Disorder Fact Sheet

Step 2. Watch a Brief Autism Awareness Video

Learn more about autism by watching this video: Autism Awareness: Expert explains why the condition is so complex.

Step 3: Learn About Ways to Support Individuals with Autism

Supporting Your Child with ASD in Everyday Life

This article from HelpGuide gives a brief yet informative overview about how parents and caregivers can help children with ASD to live well. See it here: Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive

Supporting Your Child with ASD with Technology

This Tech Safety Guide for Parents of Children With ASD provides some of the pros and cons of technology use for children with autism spectrum disorder. Learn more about safety in the area of using technology to help your child benefit from electronic use while also ensuring they stay safe.

This article provided a very brief yet introductory lesson for a self-guided online autism awareness training.

Check back later for a more in-depth online autism awareness training program.

Online Autism Awareness Training – 3 Self-Guided Steps

Heather Gilmore, MSW, BCBA

Heather is a freelance writer, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and social worker. Heather takes interest in topics related to parenting, children, families, personal development, health and wellness, applied behavior analysis, as well as Autism, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. Contact Heather if you would like to inquire about obtaining her freelance writing services. You can view more articles and resources from Heather at and email her at [email protected] You can also advertise your autism services at one of Heather's websites: Heather is the developer of the "One-Year ABA Parent Training Curriculum."


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APA Reference
Gilmore, H. (2020). Online Autism Awareness Training – 3 Self-Guided Steps. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 6, 2020, from