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The aims of this course are including understanding what Autism is and the varied presentation of autistic children, the range of difficulties and challenges that autistic children can experience in everyday life, the legal and policy framework that underpins good practice with autistic children, and how to provide effective support for autistic children in key areas

Who is Intermediate Autism for NQSW’s aimed at?

All those in the organisation who may encounter autistic children in their role. Including Direct Care Staff, Social Workers, Social care assessors, SEN Officers, Managers and a wide range of staff from education, social care and health contexts.

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training course participants will understand:

  • Basic facts about autism
  • How to use respectful terminology and accept autistic people for who they are
  • How to make reasonable adjustments for autistic people and be able to put key adaptations into practice
  • What autistic characteristics may look like in real life situations
  • The importance of meeting an autistic child’s unique communication and information needs and develop practical strategies to do so
  • And recognise some key differences in social interaction e.g. difficulties with small talk, social rules and processing time.
  • How sensory issues can impact on autistic people and be able to make simple changes to ensure an environment is accessible to autistic people
  • The importance of passionate interests and hobbies.
  • How to Plan changes in advance whenever possible.
  • How to provide preparation and information about upcoming events using a variety of communication methods.
  • The wide range of difficulties and challenges autistic people and their families may experience in daily life
  • The factors relevant to ‘quality of life’ for autistic people
  • How to Provide person centred support using a strengths-based approach, supporting autistic people to be empowered by services and to be as independent as possible.
  • Where to access resources and further information about autism.

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