09:00 – 09:30

Aim, Contents, Learning outcomes


Activity Read & Reflect 4.1.1.

Quick overview: Remember the concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

#1. Welcome participants, introduce the aim, contents and the learning outcomes of this module

Note: Present slides number 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5



This fourth model aims to develop social communication and social interaction skills for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


  • Social communication skills 
  • Interaction and social skills 
  • Personal relationships skills (friendships, peers, family)
  • Public and professional contexts communication skills 

Learning outcomes

  • To understand the concept of communication- basics and importance, and the communication of a person with ASD
  • To understand the concept of social communication issues experienced by individuals with ASD 
  • To understand the concepts of interaction and social skills, and its implication in the life of a person with ASD, namely personal and professional relationships
  • To understand how to deal with a person with ASD in a daily social life

#2. Plan with participants comfortably break times throughout the module and 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 of participants decide. 


#3. Introduce and develop the Activity: Read & Reflect 4.1.1.

Note: Present slide number 9
Quick overview: Remember the concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 


Introduce the Aim of the activity

This activity aims to support participants to remember the definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Introduce the material: Pass out the Worksheet 1.4.1. Concept and Diagnostic criteria 


Tell participants to individually read the definition: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in social communication and social interaction and the presence of restricted, repetitive behaviors, and reflect about the concept. Focus on the terms social communication and social interaction in an all group discussion. See if all participants understood the inclusion of those terms in the overall definition of ASD according to the actual Diagnostic Criteria (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).