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Understanding the Autism Spectrum
This course is suitable for those individuals with little or no understanding of the autism spectrum disorders such as parents or carers who have had a family member recently diagnosed or professionals interested in working with people on the autism spectrum.
This is an interactive basic awareness course. A gentle introduction to the autism spectrum disorder, its variations, leading to a basic understanding of the autism spectrum disorder and how it manifests in individuals differently. This course covers, triad of impairments and sensory processing. 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:
Understand the meaning of autism spectrum disorder and its variations
Understand difficulties that may be faced by those on the autism spectrum
Be equipped with basic tools and strategies to use in their own setting while supporting individuals on the autism spectrum
Assessment: On going group discussions, individual/paired activities, question and answers
*Refreshments such as tea and coffee are provided at our venues