Training Course

Understanding and supporting autistic people in Higher Education

21 November 2019, London

 
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About the course

 

This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic students at university.

SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to autistic people’s needs. It will allow you to develop better practice and use evidence-based strategies to support autistic students.

Providing learners have a degree, this course meets the BIS criteria for university mentors and non-medical helpers. Visit the DSA-QAG (Disabled Students Allowances Quality Assurance Group) for the full criteria.

 

 

Shauna Fleming E: trainingevents@nas.org.uk T: +44 (0) 300 303 4313

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Key topics

Some of the key topics this course will cover include:

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  • The main areas of difference in autism (social communication and interaction, sensory processing, information processing)
  • How does autism affect people's lives?
  • Causes of anxiety and stress
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  • What happens at university for autistic students
  • Introduction to the SPELL framework – strategies to adapt your practice and environment and make them more autism-friendly.

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Trainer

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Lorraine is an Autism Training Consultant who has worked with autistic people and their families throughout her career and is passionate about increasing understanding of autism. Joining The National Autistic Society in 2005, Lorraine has delivered a variety of autism training to both professionals and families, covering a range of topics including sensory differences, continence, sexuality and women and girls. She has lectured on autism at a variety of UK Universities and has spoken at several conferences on autism and related subjects.

Her publications include Toilet Training and the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Professionals (2016) with Dr Eve Fleming, Toileting problems in children with autism (2014) in The Nursing Times, and the NAS Teen Life workbook. Lorraine developed the new NAS Teen Life parent support programme and accompanying Licensed User Training, and has written a variety of articles on Network Autism, covering topics such as catastrophising and toileting difficulties.

Lorraine’s most recent project is as one of the content writers for the NAS’s newest online training module on autism in women and girls, which launched in March 2018.

“My favourite part of the job is the opportunities I get to constantly learn more about autism, often from autistic people themselves, and to share that knowledge with those who come on my training”.

 
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Venue

The course will be held at The National Autistic Society in London.

393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NG

 

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Why Attend?


  • This course brings together knowledge about autism and practical approaches that will help you immediately in your work.
  • You will meet fellow practitioners and work with a National Autistic Society trainer who has many years’ experience of supporting autistic people.
  • On completion of the course you can join Network Autism, our online professionals’ forum.


 

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Fees

Course Fee £185 + VAT

This includes:

  • training booklet and information provided for each delegate
  • opportunity to hear autistic perspectives; this may be through films, quotes from autistic people or the inclusion of a speaker by experience
  • signposting to relevant literature and resources
  • certificate of attendance for your CPD records
  • lunch and refreshments.


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Who should attend?

This course is ideal for university staff who support autistic students and want to know more about autism and supportive approaches. This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of university mentors and non-medical helpers, in line with the BIS criteria.

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The course was a brilliant top up and gave me some very valuable information.

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