Exchange program — Autism through the Lifespan
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Want to make a difference in the life of an autistic person? Like to support and coach an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) client? And keep their family up to speed? This exchange program gets you there. Learn to tune in to your clients. To support their development in a way that fits their abilities.
postponed until further notice
This exchange program will not be offered in the 2024-2025 academic year. It is postponed until further notice.
Why Autism through the Lifespan?
Deep-dive into autism
On-site, you soak up all manner of ASD knowledge and broaden your skill set. E.g. with practical lessons, group assignments and guest lectures.
Most ASD clients crave structure. You learn how to make situations “doable” for the client by introducing more structure to their lives.
Learn how to coach your ASD client in dealing with their specific feelings and preoccupations.
Test your knowledge while you work
Learn how ASD affects each stage of your client’s life. And put that new-found knowledge to the test while you work on assignments.
See ASD from a different vantage point
Get a birds-eye view of how ASD effects your client so you can coach them on self-direction.
Quick facts about the Autism through the Lifespan exchange program
Teach lifelong lessons to autistic clients
Autism through the Lifespan begins with an in-depth look at what Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) actually is. How does it affect people in different stages and areas of their lives? How can you help ASD clients gain more control over their lives? Get the tools to effectively support an ASD client and their family. For example, working together with your client on gaining self-reliance. Or on dealing with stress.
Why study in the Netherlands?
The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.
Discover the city of Nijmegen
The lovely university town of Nijmegen has a great atmosphere. Just wander through its beautiful old streets and you feel its rich history. Looking for a charming pub or restaurant, a bit of culture or a great night out? Nijmegen has all this and more. Keen on sport or nature? Nijmegen has loads of sports clubs and is surrounded by beautiful forests full of hiking and bicycle trails.
HAN Nijmegen campusKapittelweg 33
6525 EN Nijmegen
Got a question? Just ask HAN!
What topics do you learn about? Which learning methods are used? And how are you assessed?