Autism is a life-time condition that is believed to affect 1 in 100 people in the United Kingdom. It’s a developmental disability that influences how people communicate and interact with others. It also influences how a person views and makes sense of the world, and therefore a person who has an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) may have difficulties being able to ‘fit-in’ and adapt to social settings.
Autism Spectrum Condition means that different people who have ASC may be able to adapt and function socially in different ways, and therefore have a great deal of independence in their lives. However, many of the general public find it hard to understand the condition and often will refer to stereotypes popularised by the media etc. to make sense of it. This can lead to misunderstandings and misconceptions that may lead to having to deal with behaviour which is perceived as challenging, possibly even leading to conflict, when dealing with ASC people.
If you and your staff deal with service-users who are on the Autism Spectrum, you may find that you having to deal with behaviour issues which are challenging on a regular basis, something which can be stressful for both staff and the service-users alike. A greater understanding of ASC and how to manage the condition in service-users can create a more positive care environment, as well as reduce the need for behavioural interventions (such as physical intervention) that should (and could) otherwise be avoided.
This where Autism Awareness training comes in. If your staff deal with people with ASC on a regular basis, then understanding what ASC entails and developing skills and strategies in order to communicate effectively with ASC people can make a huge difference to both the welfare of service-users and staff alike.
Autism Awareness Training can provide the following benefits for your staff:
- An understanding of what Autism is and its causes
- What the Autism Spectrum is and how it affects individuals
- Understanding the ‘Triad of Impairments’
- How Autism affects communication
- What can be done to assist and support people with ASC
This training lasts approximately one hour and can be delivered as a stand-alone course or part of other training packages for your staff.
Prices start at £200 for up to 10 delegates.
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