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Managing fixated interests

Online learning module on managing fixated interests in autism

Price (excl. VAT): €28,93
Price (incl. VAT): €35,00
VAT: 21%
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This module is part of a series of learning modules about managing free time in autism.

Time is a challenging thing for autistic children, youngsters and adults: estimating how long something takes, not knowing when and how to start or end an activity (making an end to gaming can be pretty tough) , coping with vague and confusing time indications (“please wait a second” always takes longer than 1 second), surviving ‘empty’ moments, these are just some of the many difficulties we see in autism.

Especially free time can be a challenge, because it involves two abstract concepts: ‘free’ and ‘time’. 

In a series of online learning modules, you'll learn to support children, youngsters and adults on the autism spectrum in coping with free time.

In this module you'll learn how to manage fixated and restricted interests. After watching two videos with tips and tricks, you'll make your own plan to manage the fixated and restricted interest of one or more autistic people. 

The module includes:

- a 20 minute introduction video: managing free time in autism. You can watch this video when you want and how often you want during one month.

- a 30 minutes online video where I present strategies to manage fixated interests in autism. You can watch this video when you want and how often you want during one month.
Content of the video:

-        Hobby, interest, fixation or obsession?

-        When does a specific interest become an issue?

-        The needs behind stereotyped/fixated interests and obsessions

-        Managing fixated interests: reducing and canalizing

-        Positive use of fixated interests: expanding and deepening

- the handouts of the presentation, describing the strategies

- a checklist that helps you to create an individualized plan to manage fixated interests

After payment was succesfull, you will receive a confirmation mail with the handouts of the online videos and the checklist.

Shortly after this, you will receive a personal link to the videos.


There is the option to ask for a live feedback session where you present your plan and get individual feedback from me. You can also ask additional questions about managing fixated interests and obsessions in autism. The cost for this personal consult session is 95€ excl. VAT.