Autism Awareness

Course Information

This course is suitable for any staff who want an introduction and basic understanding of Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers Syndrome.

The course is presented with Powepoint and students are encouraged to participate in open group discussion. An in depth handout is included for students at the end of the course.

Who Should Attend

Any employees working in a residential or nursing home

Carers of people with Autism

Carers working in the community

Childminders and nursery staff

What They Will Learn

An understanding of Autism and the behaviours associated with auttism

Course Content

An introduction to Autism and Autsim Spectrum Disorders - Symptoms and Social Difficulties

Language and Communication

Poor Imagination

Unusual Behaviour

Causes and Treatments

Child Development

Effects of Autism

Triad of Impairments

Asperger's Syndrome

Course Duration

1/2 Day

Assessment

Continuous assessment throughout the session