Certificate of Achievement

Lic. Carlos Francisco Mallmann

has completed the following course:

Supporting and Engaging People with Autism

Swinburne University of Technology

This course seeks to help students to address practical issues in the lives of individuals who have autism. The course will benefit carers of people with autism as well as members of and practitioners in the Austim community. The course uses real scenarios, draws on students’ experiences and aims to foster a supportive network of parents and carers. It provides a practical framework, called the ‘person first’ approach for managing the challenges of supporting someone with autism.

6 weeks, 3 hours per week

Dr Pui Tzan Chan

Course Facilitator

Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Kathleen Mendan

Executive Director, Academic

Swinburne University of Technology

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Describe the “person first” approach to engaging with someone with Autism
  • Apply the “person first” approach to making a plan for your context
  • Interpret and empathically relate to the unique needs of someone with Autism


  • Introduction to autism
  • The ‘person first’ approach
  • Communication and the ‘define’ skill in the ‘person first’ approach
  • Special interests and the ‘what if’ skill in the ‘person first’ approach
  • Labels and the ‘making a plan’ skill
  • Transitions and the ‘testing’ skill
  • Resilience

Issued on 20th July 2020

The person named on this certificate has completed the activities in the transcript above. For more information about Certificates of Achievement and the effort required to become eligible, visit futurelearn.com/proof-of-learning/certificate-of-achievement.

This certificate represents proof of learning. It is not a formal qualification, degree, or part of a degree.

Free online course:

Supporting and Engaging People with Autism

Swinburne University of Technology