Course Description

This course is designed to help you to create a classroom environment where students with autism are able to thrive under your empathetic and understanding guidance. As you read and reflect on the text "Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism" by Barry M. Prizant, PhD, you will examine your own biases and prior knowledge and apply new ideas for supporting students with autism and their families. At the end of this course you will have gained a better understanding of what autism is and how to help those with autism thrive in your classroom setting. Grades K-12.


Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this book. I am sharing with others how much I have learned, and I have been working in the field for 18+ years so I feel like it is such a valuable tool. - Winter 2018 Student

This book has impacted not just how I see and interact with my students with autism, but how I interact with all students as well as my own child. - Winter 2018 Student

I wanted you to know that the class and your feedback have been a great experience for me. There is something in your comments that promotes a really positive energy and were useful as well. Thanks for your time. - Spring 2017 Student

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Section Title
Understanding Autism: Increasing Empathy and Effectiveness in the Classroom
Start Now, you have 365 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
SPU Tuition credit (3 units) $690.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Innovative Northwest Teacher (TINT)

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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