Instructor: Gerardo Herrera Gutiérrez
16/11/2020 - 30/04/2021 (Madrid)

Technology and autism in family

Course in video format, aimed at the families of people with autism, consisting of 12 capsules of about 12 minutes. Showing the basic uses of smartphones and tablets and associated apps for communication, leisure, school learning, time management, self-regulation and self-determination and other areas of interest, as well as tips on setting up and protecting these devices. All this, in an easy going way, designed to introduce the enormous possibilities that technology provides to people with autism.


Technology and autism: the best apps in depth

Course in video format which over 52 weeks presents 52 apps in depth. Especially suitable for people with autism. Each app not only explains its functionality but also several practical scenarios are shown with recommendations and tips on how to configure and use it in the best way. Additionally, every month, a "webinapp" will be held, i.e. a webinar in which even more ideas are provided and questions from the audience will be answered.

16/11/2020 - 31/12/2020 (Madrid)

Technology and autism: how to create your virtual classroom

Providing online training for students with autism and other special educational needs is a major challenge that COVID-19 has made urgent. This 4-week course discusses methodological aspects on how to plan and carry out a virtual classroom, analyzes the most common platforms for both students and teaching coordination, explores online tools and content that allow a multitude of activities and ends up presenting various technological tools to support all this.

08/03/2021 18:30 - 20:00 (Madrid)

Structured teaching, a key in the intervention with people with ASD. Basics and digital support tools.

Based on knowledge of the characteristics of autism, and individual evaluation, something distinctive about the TEACCH program is that it places special emphasis on fostering their interests and skills, trying to promote the greater possibility of the autonomy of the person with ASD and facilitate their inclusion in all community areas. To this end, structured teaching is one of the fundamental pillars of this methodology: the organization of physical space, the structuring of time, the development of work systems, etc. Through the design of individualized support and the use of visual supports, facilitate the understanding of the environment and the participation of the person with ASD. This webinar will review the fundamental principles of structured teaching and analyze digital applications that facilitate its implementation.

10/05/2021 - 18/06/2021 (Madrid)

Introduction to person-centered planning

Introductory course on person-centered planning, a set of principles and strategies oriented at getting people with disabilities to take charge of their own lives. It is a course carried out with animated infographics, aimed at professionals and families of people with disabilities, in which concepts related to person-centered intervention are introduced in both the educational field and the field of community participation.

06/11/2020 - 28/03/2021 (Madrid)

Mobile apps and other technology for people with ASD

Driven by the Orange Foundation and the Autonomous University of Madrid and taught on the UAM's online training platform, this 4-month course is the most comprehensive training available today on the use of technology for people with autism. With theoretical and practical content, the course consists of 16 units ranging from related concepts to the use of mobile devices for research in the field of autism technology. The course focuses basically on apps, but not forgetting other platforms such as computer programs, web pages, touch screens, whiteboards... nor the latest in robotics or wearable devices. The materials have been developed by a team of 25 professionals who are experts in autism and technology, and students who pass the evaluation tests obtain a UAM certificate.