A large number of autistic children and young people are not getting the educational experience they deserve.
Gain an essential understanding and feel comfortable providing structure and support for students and parents.
Education is a key part of every child’s life but too many children with autism in England are not getting the education and support they need.
Your free course is split into 6 manageable units
Your introduction to autism, covers what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, and diagnosis.
You will also look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.
Discover the advantages of a person-centred approach to support, incorporating the preferences and needs of the individual.
Look at legislation and guidance, and the support networks available to individuals and their families.
Explore the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism.
Understand methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with individuals.
Gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism – including looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.
Consider how to support the sensory needs of individuals with autism.
Through this unit you will understand individuals’ behaviours in the context of autism.
You will also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.
Learn how to support through transitions and life events, how to maintain their personal safety, and how to access services, and facilities.
You will also gain an understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism.
Register interest (commitment-free)
Limited funded seats available
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