Autism Demystification® Online Course

Autism Demystification Online Course

provides participants with the knowledge, tools and techniques to implement the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® Puppet Program curriculum with children ages 3 through 11 in their local schools and inclusive community settings.

Registration includes access to this 8-hour, self-directed, interactive online course.  The course curriculum encompasses 6-learning modules: Module 1: Introduction, Module 2: About the Society Module 3: Guiding Principles, Module 4: What Does it Feel Like to Have Autism, Module 5: Implementing the Program, Module 6: Wrap Up

Upon completion of the course, participants will have access to digital copies of the packaged curriculum including the puppet play video entitled “You Don’t Know, Jack”, a course manual, a children’s colouring storybook adapted from the puppet play, as well as downloadable support materials.

Michelle Englar-Passmore

Wow! The VRADP demo was absolutely incredible!

Wow! The VRADP demo was absolutely incredible! It was exciting, engaging and a true learning experience. Having participated in the Friend 2 Friend Simulation Game program previously, I am so hopeful that you (Friend 2 Friend) will develop a full program which would take the goals and outcomes of the program to the next level. You have worked tirelessly to help others empathize with what it's like for individuals on the spectrum and this virtual reality experience really accomplishes that. This program will be essential to accomplish the social change our communities need!

Michelle Englar-Passmore

Wow! The VRADP demo was absolutely incredible!

It was exciting, engaging and a true learning experience. Having participated in the Friend 2 Friend Simulation Game program previously, I am so hopeful that you (Friend 2 Friend) will develop a full program which would take the goals and outcomes of the program to the next level. You have worked tirelessly to help others empathize with what it's like for individuals on the spectrum and this virtual reality experience really accomplishes that. This program will be essential to accomplish the social change our communities need!

Wendy Graves

I am a 28-year-old autistic female who just got her diagnosis in January 2017. I would consider myself to be an authority on the subject both in research and lived experience and training, and this is THE SINGLE MOST BENEFICIAL RESOURCE I HAVE EVER FOUND.

Dr. Pamela Wolfberg
Professor, San Francisco State University / Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play

"Having adopted Friend 2 Friend's Autism Demystification practices in our preparation of educators, speech-language therapists and related practitioners, I can attest to the profound impact on our schools and community. We are eagerly awaiting the online course to provide greater access and spread the effect of creating a culture that inherently values diversity and inclusion."

Patricia McClelland

"I had the privilege of participating in the review of the Autism Demystification Online course Mar 30, 2017. I really appreciated the clarity of the information presented and the format used. I found the 6 modules accessible and easy to move through in terms of language use, literacy levels and multiple ways of learning approaches. The additional readings and explorations provided  further depth and information in a subtle  way . The intentional use of visuals and cartoon like characters erased many  perceived cultural biases that can often arise. The use of explore, apply, review and review again in each module would support any learner to go back and re check or read with more focus in each module.  The positive support in terms of “right and wrong” answers in the review quizzes provided information and corrections, not just “right or wrong”.  In particular I found modules 3 , 4 and 5 in depth and reflective of positive guidance and support principles. The use of video examples and modules that model the Friend 2 Friend puppet work was a stunning role model structure to learn with."