Understanding stress and anxiety in autism and their impact on behaviour

1 May 2018

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About the course

This one-day course explores stress and anxiety in autism, how these may be expressed and the impact on behaviour. The SPELL framework is applied as a structured approach in understanding the person, what causes distress and how to support them better.

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Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Course overview

Some of the key topics this course will cover include:

  • What are stress and anxiety?
  • How do stress and anxiety affect autistic people?
  • What do we mean by 'distressed behaviour' or 'behaviour that challenges'?
  • How to use the SPELL framework to understand behaviour so that you can offer useful support
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Benefits of attending    

  • We recommend this course to all practitioners because anxiety and stress are such a difficulty for many autistic people. We must understand why this is if we are to provide support that works and makes a lasting difference.
  • You will learn to apply the structured approach of the SPELL framework to understand and assess someone’s behaviour and the particular reasons behind their increased anxiety.  SPELL will help you to develop empathy, and from there to use proactive and reactive strategies tailored to that person.
  • You’ll meet fellow practitioners and work with an NAS 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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Who should attend?

This course is designed for anyone who works with autistic children or adults and already has an understanding of autism.
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I found all the aspects of the training brilliant. Very informative.

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The course costs just £185 + VAT and includes:

  • training materials
  • certificate of attendance for your CPD records
  • lunch and refreshments.


Don't delay - book now to secure your place on this unique and inspiring training course.

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