Autism: An Introduction (Half Day)
Duration Half Day
This course will provide an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions and will explore the challenges faced by autistic people. It also aims to enable you to adapt your work and the support you provide to meet the needs of people with autism more effectively.
By the end of this course, delegates will have the skills to: Demonstrate an understanding of autism as a complex condition, individual to each person Understand difficulties with communication and social interaction that autistic people may experience Describe the impact that restricted thinking and repetitive behaviours may have on the lives of autistic people Recognise how sensory challenges can affect an autistic person Develop ideas of how to support someone in the areas above.
Methods of Delivery
This course will use a variety of training methods including: group exercises, group discussion, lecture, PowerPoint presentation and video.
- Course Content
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- What is Autism
- Challenging autism myths and stereotypes
- The diagnostic criteria: communication, social interaction, restricted thinking and repetitive behaviours
- Sensory processing disorder and anxiety in autism
- Skills to effectively support clients on the autistic spectrum
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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