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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Overview

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Jennifer Sellers, PhD. and Heather Britnell, MS


Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center, Birmingham, AL


This podcast is the first one in a series that provides basic information about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The podcast describes the five categories under ASD and the unique characteristics of each. The viewer will learn about the three deficit areas that are common to every person on the spectrum (i.e. communication, social skills, and restricted and/ or repetitive behaviors). The viewer will also learn how these deficits can present themselves across the school age span.

Length: 7:06

Content Areas: Technology Education, Professional Development

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

ASIL_2.4: [Ability to use the latest research, applied theory, and best practices to make curricular and instructional decisions]
ASIL_4.10: [Ability to promote and monitor the delivery of instructional content that provides for diverse perspectives appropriate to the situation]


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