This is a 2 days course covering:
Day 1 Principles of Autism* and
Day 2 How to effectively assess individual on the autism spectrum, in line and compliance with autism awareness, The Care Act 2014 and The Autism Strategy
Day 1: This is an interactive course that goes into depth autism awareness. A recap of basic awareness and introduction to the autism spectrum and its variations. This course covers, triad of impairments and sensory processing. Also, it covers how to apply best practice while working and supporting people on the autism spectrum. Also, this course gets into further detail looking at different brain wiring and autism, different models of autism, prevalence rates, causes, etc.
Day 2: Second day looks at the current legislation and law when assessing and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum. Also, using autism awareness and understanding we look at how we can adjust and individualise assessment and support for people on the autism spectrum.
Personal and professional experiences are shared throughout the session to illustrate and bring balanced experiences of caring and supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.
Learning outcomes, by the end of this workshop attendees should:
Have a deeper understand of the autism spectrum disorder
Understand difficulties that may be faced by those on the autism spectrum
Have an understanding of what the current legislation says about assessing and supporting people on the autism spectrum
Be equipped with tools and techniques to use so that they can better assess, understand and support individuals
Have an awareness of how mainstream assessment methods maybe adjusted for individuals on the autism spectrum
Assessment: On going group discussions, activity, question and answers, creating a one page autism awareness/information leaflet and a brief guide on assessing the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum
*You do not have to attend first day if you have already done Principles of autism and will pay half of the fees. Contact us if you would like to discuss this option.
*Refreshments such as tea and coffee are provided at our venues