Training Course

Autism and SPELL in Higher Education

25 March 2020, Manchester

 
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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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Danielle has worked for the NAS since 2014. Prior to her role as an employment consultant Danielle had been a teacher working with children with Special educational needs, specialising in the autism provision. Whilst in education Danielle worked with post 16 students helping with their transition into employment and further education. Danielle has trained mentors and student support staff throughout the UK at different universities. Danielle has spoken at conferences nationally and in Europe to help in raising awareness of autism in the workplace. ‘’My favourite part of the job is sharing feedback and experiences from the employees and employers I have worked with. Prior experiences help shape and inform others of autism, spreading awareness and a better understanding’’
 
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Venue

The course will be held at King's House Conference Centre in Manchester.

King's Church
Sidney Street
Manchester
M1 7HB

 

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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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