09:00 – 12:00 (Estimated time: 3 hours)
Rationality: After having learned about the main principles – and the intricacies of an adequate implementation – of an inclusive society (see Module 1), after having received a comprehensive state-of-the-art-overview about the very complex and diverse nature of autism spectrum disorder in a more general sense (see Module 2), and after an introduction into the concept of neurodiversity and its implications for autism related issues of various kinds on an individual as well as on the societal level (see Module 3), we have been keenly diving into practice. In a first step practical communication and other social skills in dealing with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder have been explored (see Module 4). Secondly these explorations have been extended to further professional attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the field (see Module 5). And thirdly modes, possibilities and strategies to put all these skills and means into practice have been considered and discussed (see Module 6).
Here, in the final and rounding-off unit (Module 7), the intentions are sort of two-fold: By trying to recapitulate and array the key parameters of the course, we will also be trying to arrange and sort out what seem to be the central elements (due to organizational restrictions, differing structural requirements etc.) for the concrete professional contexts the attendees are working in. Based on case studies developed commonly during the unit, the adaptions and accommodations needed shall be identified and merged into an applicable design – in some respects the course’s final step to close the gap between theoretical knowledge and the practicability of what has been taught and learned.