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 – Intermediate Level 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. They will have also gained strategies to develop effective team approaches to communicating more effectively to ensure consistent and respectful care as well as ways of growing resilience.