Autism Awareness

AUTISM AWARENESS

Course Number

SC0306

Validity

3 Years

Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous

This course is primarily for healthcare and care staff but would also assist those who work in the education and commercial sectors. Delegates will gain significant insight into working with service users who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD). They will gain a thorough understanding of autism and how to approach their daily work when coming into contact with those that have this condition.

Suitable for:

Care, Education and Commercial

Care, Education and Commercial

The prevalence of autism is generally estimated as 1 case per 100 of the population. – National Autistic Society

Introduction

  • Introduction and course overview

Course Programme

  • What is autism?
  • What is Aspergers syndrome?
  • The triad of impairments
  • Signs & symptoms
  • Working with those with autism
  • Behaviour
  • How the world is seen
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Rituals
  • Coping with change
  • Group exercises
  • Course evaluation