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Autism training for teaching staff

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.

71% of autistic children attend mainstream schools

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.

One in 100 children in the UK have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
British Medical Association

What you will learn

Your free course is split into 6 manageable units

1.| What's meant by 'autism'

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.


2.| Person-centred support

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.

3.| Communication

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.

4.| Sensory processing

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.

5.| Positive behaviour

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.

6.| Fulfilled lives

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.


Benefits of online learning


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