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Understanding Autism Course

Our Understanding Autism Course enables attendees to understand how mental health associates with autism and how to manage behavioural challenges.
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Learn how to notice indicators of an individual’s “meltdown” in autism and what constitutes Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What are the causes of autism? How is gender and autism related? What are stereotypes and how can an individual with autism be stereotyped? Our Autism Spectrum Disorder course will help you answer the questions above and more. It is estimated that around 700,000 people in the UK have a diagnosis of autism. One in 100 children in the UK have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

Through our Understanding Autism Course, you will gain an understanding of what ASD is and the kind of impact it has on the individual. You will learn the causes of autism. You will learn how gender and autism are associated together. You will learn how the diagnosis of autism works. You will understand how communication and speech is affected. You will learn how autism can cause sensory difficulties. You will learn how mental health and self harm is associated with autism.

What does Understanding Autism Course cover?

o   What Autism is and how it impacts an individual.

o   Recognise how speech and communication is affected.

o   Understand what the 6 stage model is and what it covers.

o   Understand how and why an individual who has autism may have sensory difficulties and how all the different senses can be affected.

o   Understand how mental health and self-harm is involved with autism.

o   Gain knowledge of the SPELL Framework and what it entails.

o   Explore reasons to how using different communication strategies can aid or limit the communication between an individual with autism and an individual with no signs of autism.

Who is our Understanding Autism Course for?

Our Autism Awareness Course is for anyone who is looking to gain more complex knowledge around Autism and provide others with useful knowledge on how to aid an individual in their work setting. Whatever care or non-care sector you work in gaining more knowledge around Autism Spectrum Disorders will certainly aid you or your organisation.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

By the end of the course, you ‘ll be able to…

  • Discuss what Autism is and how it can impact a person’s day-to-day life.
  • Discuss how mental health is associated with autism.
  • Recognise different communication strategies.
  • Be able to correctly manage behavioural challenges associated with autism disorders.
  • Evaluate how stereotyping individuals can make people feel and what types of stereotypes of individuals with autism is there.
  • Demonstrate how to effectively use communication strategies while speaking with an individual that has autism.
  • Discuss what the SPELL Framework is and how it can be useful.
  • Evaluate what the 6 stage target module is and how it is important.
  • Develop knowledge, skills and strategies to develop positive environments for individuals who have autism.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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