Autism Awareness Training Course
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This introductory course is designed for anyone wishing to understand more about autism. It is suitable for anyone who supports autistic children, young people, and adults in a variety of contexts. It explores what autism is, and looks at the concepts of neurodiversity and the autism spectrum, as well as addressing some common misconceptions.
You’ll learn that autistic individuals share common areas of difference, but will have their own profile of strengths and challenges. The course explores how those areas of difference might impact an individual. It will make you aware of the importance of understanding autism and give you knowledge of the diagnostic process. You will also learn how to provide effective, individualised support and benefit from practical supportive strategies. The course utilises 'Choose Your Path' opportunities to tailor your learning according to the context in which you are supporting autistic people.
By the end of this course you will:
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
|1||Introduction to Autism|| |
What is autism?, why is understanding autism important?, inclusivity and equity, autism timeline, common misconceptions, the autism spectrum, describing autism, medical vs. social models, neurodiversity and neurodivergence.
|2||Areas of Difference|| |
Areas of strength, communication and language, differences in social interaction, repetitive interests, behaviours, and activities, montropism, sensory differences, scenario exercises (Choose Your Path options), meltdowns, shutdowns and autistic fatigue, potentially co-occurring challenges, autism and mental health.
|3||Identifying Autism|| |
Pre-diagnosis - children and young people, pre-diagnosis - adults, diagnostic criteria, autism assessments, masking, autistic girls and women, cultural differences and diagnosis, pathological demand avoidance (PDA), education, health, and care (EHC) plans.
|4||Supporting Autistic Individuals|| |
An individualised approach, specialist input, general strategies, managing uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelm, recognising and expressing emotion, managing uncertainty, supporting transitions, calming strategies, supporting communication differences, supporting social interaction, bullying, supporting sensory differences.
|5||Supportive Strategies (Choose Your Path)|| |
Choose Your Path sections: supporting autistic individuals as parents or carers (supporting education, health, and care needs, supporting educational needs, the Graduated Approach, home school communication, embracing autistic identity, food issues, sleep issues, online safety, support for parents and carers); supporting individuals with PDA; supporting autistic individuals as health and social care professionals (guidance, the Oliver McGowan mandatory training); supporting autistic individuals in the workplace (reasonable adjustments, the recruitment process, the working environment, communication in the workplace, workplace culture); what is advocacy?
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
This course is designed for anyone who would like to understand more about autism and what it means to be autistic. It is suitable for anyone who supports autistic children, young people, or adults - this includes parents, carers, employers, colleagues, friends, relatives, etc.
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For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.
Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training.
If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one.
Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.
If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.
Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.
Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.
Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have.
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