Online Course
Autism Spectrum Disorder 101 for Rehabilitation Professionals Webinar
Embrace and support a wider range of neurodiversity in your therapy clinic

1.5-2 hours





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Marissa Fourie
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Marissa Fourie is a physiotherapist with a special interest in effective patient communication and the management of acute and chronic pain

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As autism diagnoses are becoming more commonplace, there is a growing need for skilled rehabilitative care and management. Rehabilitation professionals have a unique expertise to care for this growing patient population.

This webinar explores Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), provides an overview of how to identify potential signs and symptoms of ASD and discusses the crucial role rehabilitation professionals play in managing individuals with this diagnosis. Participants will learn person-centred treatment techniques and effective communication strategies to support and serve patients with autism spectrum disorder. This webinar will enhance clinical understanding of neurodiversity and empower rehabilitation professionals to improve communication skills and management strategies when caring for individuals with neurodevelopmental differences.


This webinar aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the causes, prevalence, symptoms, and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as discuss its effects on physical and social functioning, health, and overall well-being. It also aims to provide practical information for effectively communicating with individuals with neurodevelopmental differences.


This webinar recording consists of a 75-minute presentation, a short quiz and additional resources.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
  • Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.
  • Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the typical clinical presentation and range of functional challenges experienced by people with autism spectrum disorder
  • explain how to modify therapeutic approaches and management strategies for patients with autism spectrum disorder according to their unique profile
  • describe common neurological and musculoskeletal challenges that can occur in patients with autism spectrum disorder

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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