Training Course

Understanding and supporting autistic people

4 March 2020, London

 
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About the course

 

An introduction to autism, supportive strategies and the SPELL framework, this one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults. 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 children and adults.

This course combines our popular individual courses on understanding autism and the SPELL framework into one day. It goes into less depth than the individual courses, but suits many organisations with limited time. If you’re unsure which course will suit you, our training team will be very happy to help. If you require this training as part of the BIS criteria for university mentors and non-medical helpers, read about our course for higher education professionals.

 

 

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?
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  • Causes of anxiety and stress
  • Introduction to the SPELL framework.
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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.
  • Gain a CPD certificate to contribute to ongoing development plans.

 

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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 anyone who works with autistic children or adults and wants to know more about autism and supportive approaches.

     

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I am more aware now of new strategies to use when communicating with people who have autism.

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To secure your place register now to avoid disappointment.

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