Autism Spectrum Disorder for Professionals
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To introduce staff to working with Autism Spectrum Disorder clients.
• To be able to respond with improved confidence to an ASD client
• To understand what Autism is
• To explore barriers to ASD clients
• To develop supportive strategies for improving communication
This course is for professional managers, social workers, AMPHS and OTs.
• Autism spectrum disorder and neurodiversity
• The 3 areas of difficulty
• Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism
• Recognizing individuals’ strengths and empowering them
• Legal overview- Care Act 2014 and The Autism Act 2009 Children and Families Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005
• Cultural diversity in autism
• ‘Think autism’ – the 15 priority challenges
• Accessible information standard
• Autism and common co-occurring conditions
• Autism and communication skills
• Barriers to assessment- how to conduct a good assessment
• Relationship-based practice with autistic adults’ model
• Strengths-based approach and reasonable adjustments
• Sample assessment checklist
• Health inequalities in autistic people
• Reasonable adjustments for hyper-sensitivities
• Supportive strategies – The SPELL framework
• Social stories and comic strip conversations
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals and is usually delivered to social workers, AMPHS and OTs.