• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Autism Training

This autism training course aims to improve the communication skills of staff working or living with a person with Autism.

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Our autism training course is designed to enhance the communication skills of staff who work or live with individuals with Autism.
Through the course, participants will learn about the positive and negative effects of communication, and how it can impact others.

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Course Summary

  • Discuss what is Autism
  • Examine the Causes of Autism
  • Examine the Causes of Autism
  • Consider Sensory Perception
  • Examine the Implications on Behaviour
  • Review widely used approaches
  • Consider Independence & Quality of Life

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    Where Do You Deliver The Autism Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). Furthermore, we can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 2-3 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. Furthermore, we will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    What equipment will you use for training?

    We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided. Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Autism Awareness Training

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition impacting communication and behavior. Individuals with ASD may face challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. ASD exists on a spectrum, resulting in a variety of symptoms and varying levels of severity. Some individuals may experience mild symptoms, whereas others may exhibit more pronounced manifestations.  This is why adequate autism training is required. So, join us in the autism awareness course.

The purpose of this autism training course is to enhance the communication abilities of individuals who work or interact with individuals with Autism. It also aims to emphasize the diverse outcomes that communication can have, both positive and negative, and how these outcomes can influence others.

Upon completion, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the available assistance and treatment options for individuals with autism. Furthermore, they will be equipped to explain the concept of Pervasive Developmental Disorder and provide appropriate support to individuals affected by it.

Autism Training Course Overview:

The Autism Awareness Level 2 course is designed to help you understand autism better and learn practical ways to improve the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum. This course goes beyond the basics and covers different aspects of autism in an easy-to-understand manner. You will learn about what autism is, what causes it, how it affects communication and behavior, and strategies to support individuals with autism.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No

Autism Training Course Objectives:

1. Explaining What is Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of autism and ASD, including its definition, core characteristics, and how it affects individuals’ lives. The session will explore the range of challenges individuals with autism face in communication, social interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors.

2. Identifying the Causes and Cures of Autism:

This session will examine current research and theories surrounding the causes of autism. Participants will explore genetic and environmental factors and gain insights into ongoing investigations in the field. Additionally, they will discuss various perspectives on potential cures for autism and understand the importance of evidence-based interventions.

3. Explaining the Triad of Impairments:

This session will focus on the triad of impairments, which includes difficulties in communication, social interaction, and flexibility of thought and behavior. Attendees will gain a detailed understanding of the triad of communication, including communication impairments, expressive and repetitive communication patterns, and the significance of tone of voice in communication.

4. Considering Sensory Perception Disorders, Social Interaction, and Theory of Mind:

This session will delve into sensory perception disorders commonly experienced by individuals with autism. Participants will explore how sensory processing challenges impact individuals’ daily lives. Additionally, they will examine social interaction difficulties and the concept of the theory of mind, gaining insights into how individuals with autism understand and interpret others’ thoughts and emotions.

5. Explaining the Implications on Behavior and Difficulties:

This session will explore the relationship between autism and behavior. Attendees will gain an understanding of the underlying factors that contribute to challenging behaviors in individuals with autism. They will also learn about strategies to address behavior difficulties effectively and promote positive behavior support.

6. Identifying Widely Used Approaches:

This session will introduce participants to widely used approaches and interventions for individuals with autism, including TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-related Handicapped Children), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System), and Sensory Integration. Participants will learn how to apply these approaches effectively and understand the benefits of person-centered planning in supporting individuals with autism.

7. Demonstrating Independence and Quality of Life:

This session will emphasize the importance of promoting independence and enhancing the quality of life for individuals with autism. Participants will learn practical strategies to foster independence in daily activities and social interactions. They will explore ways to support individuals in accessing community resources and creating meaningful connections.

Course Format:

The Autism Awareness course will be taught through simple explanations, discussions, and practical examples. Our instructors will guide you through the material using easy-to-understand language. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences.

Target Audience:

This course is suitable for educators, healthcare professionals, support workers, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about autism and helping individuals on the autism spectrum. It is designed for people who have basic knowledge of autism or have completed an introductory-level autism awareness course.

By the end of the Autism training, you will have a better understanding of autism and how it affects individuals’ lives. You will have practical strategies to support individuals with autism in communication, behavior management, and promoting independence and quality of life. We also have an online class so you can study at your own pace, please visit this link.

You can also read our comprehensive article on the importance of autism awareness.

As I have told others... It is the best, most informative training I have ever attended

Course Summary

Our autism training course provides a comprehensive overview of autism and related disorders. You will learn about the characteristics of autism, including Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Asperger’s syndrome.

Gain practical strategies to support individuals with autism, dispel myths, and explore available resources. Understand the role of medication and develop a deeper understanding of autism to make a positive impact on individuals’ lives.

Course Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the autism awareness training course, you will be able to:

  1.  Explain what is Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  2. Identify the Causes and Cures of Autism.
  3. Explain the Triad of Impairments including the Triad of Communication, Communication Impairment, Expressive and Repetitive Communication, tone of voice when communicating.
  4. Consider Sensory Perception Disorders, Social Interaction, Social Impairments, Theory of the Mind and Sensory Processing.
  5. Explain the Implications on behaviour and difficulties related to the behaviour.
  6. Identify widely used approaches: TEACCH, PECS & Sensory Integration, and how to apply Person Centered Planning.
  7. Demonstrate independence and Quality of Life by promoting Independence & Social Interaction.

What is the autism training course?

An autism training course is a program that helps people understand and support individuals with autism. It provides information and skills to improve communication and interactions. The course covers different topics like autism overview, communication skills, managing behaviors, and working with families. It can be helpful for professionals, caregivers, and anyone who wants to learn more about autism and how to support individuals with it.

By achieving these learning outcomes, you will be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of autism and the necessary skills to provide meaningful support to individuals with autism and related disorders.

What are the 3 levels of autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has three levels: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. These levels show how much support someone needs based on their symptoms.

Level 1: People with mild symptoms may need help in areas like talking to others and certain behaviors. This level was previously referred to as “high-functioning autism” or “Asperger’s syndrome.”

Level 2: People with more significant symptoms need more support. They might find it hard to communicate and interact with others, and they may have more repetitive behaviors.

Level 3: People with severe symptoms need a lot of support. They may struggle to communicate and interact, and they may have very repetitive behaviors. Intellectual abilities can range from below average to intellectual disability.

It’s important to know that these levels are just a general guide, and everyone is different. Some people with Level 1 ASD might need more support than others with Level 2 ASD.

We will touch more on this during the autism training.

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