Autism and Neurodiversity


Autism and neurodiversity can have a significant impact on individuals. This course aims to provide an understanding of what it means to be autistic and neurodiverse, as well as looking at strategies for supporting and communicating with individuals who have a neurodivergent profile.

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.