Why you should do this course:

  • You want to understand how your child sees the world
  • You want to know the key ways autism affects your child
  • You want to have greater empathy with your child
  • You want to learn from others' real life, personal experiences

Course Description:

  • Pre-learning questionnaire: You complete an online survey before you begin.
  • Narrated Presentation: You watch, read and listen to the learning materials.
  • Animations: Unique, charming, sweet animations based around the central character, The Girl With The Curly Hair, and her experiences in different situations.
  • Visuals and infographics: No plain writing!
  • Reflections: You reflect on central questions about the topic and record your thoughts in the assignments.
  • Questions: Answer questions to check your understanding along the way.
  • Case Studies: Download a selection of ‘reasonable adjustment’ scenarios.
  • Notes: Print a set of summary course notes for your records.
  • Certificate of completion: Download and print a certificate for your CV or learning development.

This course was written, created and narrated by autistic author and founder of The Curly Hair Project, Alis Rowe.


Optional introduction to our work, explanation of the terms ‘neurotypical’ and ‘autistic’, and a quick explanation¬†of the colours (blue and green) and characters we use (The Girl With The Curly Hair, The Boy With The Spiky Hair and the neurotypical stick figures).

Definition of autism, the 4 ways in which autism affects people, some important things to know about autism, and introduction to ‘The Glass Jar Theory’.

How autism affects a person’s senses (smell, hearing, sight, taste and touch).

How autism affects a person’s experiences of socialising. A look at social communication, social imagination and interests.

How autism affects a person’s learning style, preferred learning environment, and how someone who is autistic can have very good attention to detail.

Autistic people might struggle when there is “too much information” and need things to be broken down clearly and concisely.

How autistic people might think differently.

Autistic people might have a strong need for routine and sameness.

A brief look at why autistic people feel anxious most of the time.

How autism affects women and girls, including a section on ‘masking’ (hiding autistic behaviours).

Why a person may want or may not want a diagnosis.

Autistic people can be introverted or extroverted.

What is meant by the term ‘reasonable adjustments’ and what sorts of things can be done to make things such as going to work and visiting the GP easier for autistic people.

Summary of the course.

£42.00 inc VAT

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This Course Includes:

  • 75 Min plus questions & assignments
  • Pre-learning questionnaire
  • Narrated Presentation
  • Animations
  • Visuals & infographics
  • Reflections
  • Questions
  • Notes¬†
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion


You do not need to have any experience or understanding of autism.


  • Parents and carers of autistic children (with or without a diagnosis)
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