This awareness course is designed to explore the history of autism and the associated stereotypical behaviours.

Following the course attendees will have a greater understanding, knowledge and insight to autism including potential support plans for individuals and groups.

Course Summary

The syllabus covers such topics as:

  • Facts, myths and definitions of autism
  • Enhancing motivation, confidence and self-esteem and enabling people with autism to make a positive contribution
  • Promoting choice and control for the individual
  • Understanding behaviours which can inhibit progress or impair quality of life or health
  • Dyad and triad of impairments and stereotypical behaviours
  • Understanding the importance of the environment and knowledge of ways to enhance concentration or remove distractions
  • Understanding of communication strategies to support people with autism
  • Placing the individual at the centre of thinking about autism and matching support to meet the person’s needs
  • An overview of key laws and policies relating to supporting an adult with autism and what they mean in practice
  • Sources of further information or advice to aid supporting an individual with autism

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Level: 2

Max attendees: 15

Course length: ½ day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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For more information about this course, please contact us on telephone: 029 20 494969 – or send us an email using the button below.

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It will definitely improve my communication and interpersonal skills with the autistic people we will be supporting.