Autism and Neurodiversity

Overview

This course will take participants on a step-by-step journey through what it means to have autism and how that can impact communication, social interaction, imagination and behaviour. We will look at strategies and techniques to support those with an autism diagnosis.

Learning objectives 
  • Understanding what is meant by autism and neurodiversity 
  • The history and current understanding
  • The impact on communication, social interaction and behaviour 
  • Identifying and utilising strengths in neurodiverse individuals 
  • Accessing support and resources
Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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