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Autism: An Introduction (Half Day)

Duration

Half Day

Course Overview


This course aims to equip candidates with the skills to adapt their work and support to meet the needs of people with autism more effectively. It will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and explore them as a complex condition, individual to each person. The trainer will finally cover the challenges faced by autistic people and the impact of restricted thinking and repetitive behaviours.

Learning Outcomes


By the end of the session, participants will have covered:
  • The definitions of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Difficulties in communication and social interaction
  • The impact of restricted thinking and repetitive behaviours
  • Sensory challenges and their effect
  • Skills and ideas for effective support
  • Resources and support
  • Methods of Delivery


    This course will use a variety of training methods including: experiential exercises, group exercises, case studies, individual worksheet, tasks, group discussion, lecture, PowerPoint presentation and video.
    • Course Content
    • Audience
    • Training Considerations
    • Certification
    • Related Courses

    Course Content

    • Autistic Spectrum Condition: definitions, causes and symptoms
    • The challenges and experiences of people on the autistic spectrum
    • Skills to effectively support clients on the autistic spectrum
    • Challenging autism myths and stereotypes
    • Diagnostic criteria
    • Sensory processing disorder and anxiety in autism

    Target Audience

    This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.

    Training Considerations

    There are no pre-training requirements for this course although delegates are required to bring writing paper and a pen to the course.

    Certification

    Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

    Related Courses

    Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
    Person-Centred Active Support
    Supporting people with ADHD and ASC in Employment
     
    Autism: An Introduction (Half Day)
    Duration: Half Day

    Course Overview:
    This course aims to equip candidates with the skills to adapt their work and support to meet the needs of people with autism more effectively. It will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and explore them as a complex condition, individual to each person. The trainer will finally cover the challenges faced by autistic people and the impact of restricted thinking and repetitive behaviours.

    Learning Outcomes:
    By the end of the session, participants will have covered:
    · The definitions of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
    · Difficulties in communication and social interaction
    · The impact of restricted thinking and repetitive behaviours
    · Sensory challenges and their effect
    · Skills and ideas for effective support
    · Resources and support


    Methods of Delivery:
    This course will use a variety of training methods including: experiential exercises, group exercises, case studies, individual worksheet, tasks, group discussion, lecture, PowerPoint presentation and video.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    · Autistic Spectrum Condition: definitions, causes and symptoms
    · The challenges and experiences of people on the autistic spectrum
    · Skills to effectively support clients on the autistic spectrum
    · Challenging autism myths and stereotypes
    · Diagnostic criteria
    · Sensory processing disorder and anxiety in autism


    TARGET AUDIENCE
    This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.

    TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
    There are no pre-training requirements for this course although delegates are required to bring writing paper and a pen to the course.


    CERTIFICATION
    Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

    RELATED COURSES
    Mental Health Awareness: Signs, Symptoms & Interventions
    Person-Centred Active Support
    Supporting people with ADHD and ASC in Employment

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