Autism: An Introduction (Half Day)
Duration Half Day
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.
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
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- 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
This course is aimed at all staff supporting people with autism.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course although delegates are required to bring writing paper and a pen to the course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
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