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