Autism Awareness – Intermediate

Course Outline

This 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 the course aimed at?

Teams of workers supporting people on the Autism Spectrum with complex support needs

How long is the course?

2 days

What will you learn?

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.


“The training was stunning and very well received by the staff, I cannot commend Celia enough”  (Assistant Manager, Care Home)

“Was a very valuable couple of days well spent, I can’t thank yourselves and Celia enough”  (Manager, Care Home)

“Incredible course and extremely useful”  (Support Worker, Care Home)

To download a copy of the full course outline please click here.


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