Introduction to Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
The course looks at many different aspects of Autism from its definition right through to supporting those involved in working with people who have Autism. It is a classroom-based, tutor-led course that will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and how they may affect behaviours. It also aims to explore strategies to improve communication, social interaction and associated behaviours.
Overview of Autism and Asperger's The triad of impairmentsOther characteristics of autism, including theory of mind and central coherence theoryThe importance of understanding sensory issues for people with autismAutism and behaviour, including incident analysisStrategies for effective support, including social stories and sensory guides
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
By the end of the session, participants will:
Understand what Autism and Asperger's Syndrome areUnderstand the 3 main areas of difficulty for individuals on the spectrumBe aware of sensory and other issues that may be faced by people on the spectrum and how they may affect behaviourHave knowledge of current legislation and how it may affect servicesHave identified some simple strategies to use in the workplacePractise and understand how to use social stories and sensory guides.
This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.
This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through subgroup and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flip-chart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
· Person-Centred Active Support
· Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
· Challenging Behaviour: Managing and Respondind