Aim, Contents, Learning outcomes
Activity: Brainstorming 3.1
#1. Welcome participants, introduce the aim, contents and the learning outcomes of this module
Note: Present slides number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
In this Unit we will explore useful strategies to engage with people with autism spectrum disorders in different given environments during typical routine and activities that promote academic skill, positive behaviors, problem solving and independence. Remember that each person is different, and specific tips may not apply to all.
- Addressing common challenges that a person with ASD may face: in a school, working place, public services, family/relationship
- Different perspective/approaches to understand and deal with people with ASD
- To identify challenges and opportunities in the work place when dealing with people with ASD;
- To use the knowledge gained throughout the course to answer the identified challenges and opportunities in the work place when dealing with people with ASD;
- To know how to act in favor of people with ASD using a philosophy coined by humanity, responsibility taking and problem solving, experientially and critically.
#2. Plan with participants break times comfortably throughout the module and about instruction adaptations, if needed
Note: Present slides number 6 and 7
Present the overview schedule of the session and suggest a 30 minutes break or two breaks of 10 minutes each. Let the group decide.
#3. Introduce and develop the Activity Brainstorming 3.1
Note: Present slides number 8
Introduce the Aim of the activity
This activity aims to support participants to generate ideas, events they’ve experienced, perspectives, facts they know about the topic of the module- Creating an inclusive society. Additionally, reflect about the sources of the topic that were generated.
Introduce the material: Pass out the Worksheet Brainstorming 3.1
Tell participants to individually simply throw out thoughts (in the form of phrases, words, questions, perspectives, facts, events they’ve experienced etc.) that come to their mind. It is a word association activity. For example: what does the word “autism friendly society” make you think of? Thoughts can range from general topic ideas to subtopic ideas. Once ideas are listed /connected, individual ideas can continue to be broken down until you feel you have enough contents to start to develop the topic. Keep an open mind for all ideas – no idea is silly in brainstorming. Debate, summarize, map the ideas/perspectives in an all group discussion.
Adaptation for online session: no need.