supporting people with autistic spectrum disorders


This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and informal carers who are supporting adults who have a learning disability within a health, social care or family setting. This course is intended for those with little or no prior training in autism.

why attend?

This course encourages participants to place the individual with autistic spectrum disorder at the centre of their thinking about autism.

It aims to develop participants positive expectations and approaches which play to strengths and help individuals with autism enjoy and achieve. It also seeks to foster the personal attributes of calmness, predictability and good humour in participants.

It will explore:

  • The behavioural characteristics of autism
  • The autistic spectrum
  • The development of thinking about autism and the current body of knowledge
  • Ensure participants understand the importance of the environment and have knowledge of ways to enhance concentration or remove distractions (the sensory world of people with autism)
  • How autism may impact upon a person's communication, social
    interaction and perception
  • Communication, interaction and flexible thinking
  • Strategies and approaches to working effectively
  • Discussion of the ways in which people may present and how we can respond
  • Application of theories to practice
  • Addressing challenges in the work place


Full and half day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 4, 5 & 9

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9 & 10

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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