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CSD 370 - Adolescence and Young Adulthood in People with Autism


This course explores adolescence and young adulthood in people with autism. It will be primarily a lecture format with contributions from current college students with autism. Too often, ‘experts’ in the field of autism dispense information about people with autism reflecting a neurotypical perspective focused on deficits. Although identifying deficits can be helpful initially to receive a diagnosis and early intervention services, there should be a conscious shift during later childhood that builds on areas of strength and emphasizes the gifts that people with autism bring to society. In order to understand how autism more accurately affects people, we will be reading books and articles that were either written by people with autism, have a person with autism as the narrator, or contrast the largely negative historical view of autism with a current, positive neurodiverse approach.

Prerequisites & Notes: Junior Status; CSD 251 or PSY 101 or SPED 360.
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Letter



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