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Supporting Clients on the Autism Spectrum

10 February - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

2 day course (all dates must be attended)
Dates: 10th and 11th February 2020

Course Description

This advanced practical course includes autism ‘experts by experience’, which covers
the basics of autism but also details a range of sensory engagement that can be used to support people. Learners will have access to a range of assessment tools, which have been developed over the past few years.

Learning Outcomes

  • State the Triad & Dyad of Impairments
  • Describe how and why Autism impacts differently from person to person
  • Describe the potential impact of autism on a person’s life
  • Explain the relevance of Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning, Central Coherence and Inertia in Autism
  • Identify strategies for engaging with service users with autism
  • Identify potential causes of stress & describe methods of support during high arousal
  • Detail a range of communication & practical tools / strategies that may be used to support
  • State the Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Describe the diagnostic process and key roles and responsibilities within this
  • Explain the 8 senses and how Sensory Differences can impact
  • Describe how meeting sensory needs helps individuals to achieve sensory balance and self-regulate effectively
  • Detail how sensory activities can be used as both pro-active and re-active strategies within a Positive Behaviour Support Plan.
  • Describe the Sensory Assessment process and explain how the outcomes can be used to inform a Sensory portrait.
  • Explain how a Sensory Diet can be used to achieve sensory balance

Requirements and Suitability

This course is suitable for different settings and can be pitched at Levels 2 – 4 as well as Leadership level. Learners who attend the training must be willing to engage in the material and to complete the impact assessment.

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10 February
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Managers, Training Co-ordinators, HR staff, Deputy staff, Senior staff, Care Staff, Team Leaders, Registered Nurses
Service User focus:
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice