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Developing skills – “Person First”

In this video Mick and Emma discuss one example of a "person first" approach.

As we discussed in the orientation week this MOOC will introduce the “person first” approach and focus on a different skill each week.

The “person first” approach enables you to empathise with the person with Autism by imagining yourself in their shoes. Next up, we’ll work through some scenarios to explore this approach in more depth.

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