Autism and Other Complex Needs

Course Code: DSW 217

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course will explore autism spectrum disorder and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. There will be an investigation of the current knowledge base regarding the causes of both disorders. The course will focus on presenting current best practice with respect to the most effective strategies to use when supporting individuals with these conditions, including medical, behavioural and clinical interventions. The main goal of the course is to assist individuals with autism spectrum disorder or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder to be fully integrated citizens with a positive quality of life.