OverviewThis 2 day programme has been designed for teams of workers supporting people on the Autism Spectrum with complex support needs. It aims to help participants gain a greater understanding of the Autism Spectrum and the need for team consistency and resilience to support people effectively. In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, the following will be covered: • The key characteristics of the autism spectrum including the DSM IV and DSM V overviews • The emergence of theories of causation as the incidence of Autism either increase or our awareness of its presentation grows • Ways of helping including consideration of capacity, capability and risk management • Person centred responses based on observation and appreciation of the person being supported • The need for team consistency to support the wellbeing of people living with autism • Ways of supporting team resilience through effective team communication
Who is Autism – Advanced aimed at?Teams of workers supporting people on the Autism Spectrum with complex support needs
Course Length2 days
By the end of this programme, participants will have
- gained a greater understanding, insight and appreciation of autism and the uniqueness of each individual’s condition
- gained strategies to develop effective team approaches to communicating more effectively to ensure consistent and respectful care as well as ways of growing resilience.