Individual, parent & carers training

One-to-one advice, workshops and guidance for individuals on the autism spectrum and parents/carers.

Available courses include: Parenting a Child with Autism, Autism Advice Session, Autism and Communication, Autism and Diet and Autism and Anxiety

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Thursday, 20th February – Introductory Autism Workshop – A workshop to discuss autism and what it means to you.

Wednesday, 26th February – Autism and Communication – Language and conversation, creating clarity and understanding others. Conversation skills. Body language and facial expressions.

Wednesday, 11th March – Autism and Emotions – Emotions are an abstract concept for many, this course aims to clarify what emotions are and why we feel them at certain times.

Thursday, 19th March – Autism and Sensory Differences – What they are and how they can impact, plus coping strategies and positivity of sensory differences.

Wed 08/04/2020 – Autism and Diet – Food, diet and cooking meals.

Thu 16/04/2020 – Autism and Anxiety – Anxiety is intrinsically linked to autism and this area helps individuals to cope with their own anxiety, anger and frustrations, along with those of others.

Wed 13/05/2020 – Autism and Relationships – Personal identity, relationships, sexuality and sexual relationships.

Thu 21/05/2020 – Autism and Staying Safe – Including online safety, mate and hate crime, and access to safe disclosure.

Wed 10/06/2020 – Autism and Making Wise Decisions

Thu 18/06/2020 – Autism, Community & Transport Facilities – Accessing and using public transport; the use of local facilities and support; dealing with agencies such as Job Centre Plus.

Wed 08/07/2020 – Autism and Money Management – How to budget effectively and where to get support…

Thu 16/07/2020 – Autism and Employment – Support with interview techniques, disclosure of diagnosis, reasonable adjustments.

Business & organisational training opportunities

Full/half day training courses which raise autism awareness and provide easy to implement strategies for customers on the autistic spectrum

Courses are delivered by members of the Autism Together Training and Advisory Team, using a Powerpoint presentation in the main, with many opportunities for participation through discussion and exercises by the participant group.

Introduction to Autism

This is our introductory course and must be completed prior to taking any of our other courses on offer.

The course aims to:

To raise awareness of autism

To increase knowledge and confidence when supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum

To consider robust autism-specific strategies and approaches in support of the person with autism

To encourage inclusion, understanding and acceptance of those on the autistic spectrum within the wider community

Autism and Sensory Differences*

The course aims to:

To raise autism awareness and challenge the neuro-typical perception of autism

To increase knowledge and confidence when supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum

To encourage inclusion, understanding and acceptance of those on the autistic spectrum within the wider community.

Relationships and Sexuality*

The course aims to:

To bring greater awareness and understanding of the autistic spectrum condition regarding relationships and sexuality

To increase knowledge and confidence in supporting those on the autistic spectrum in developing relationships and better understanding their sexuality.

To identify how best to support those on the autism spectrum in creating, understanding and maintaining friendships and relationships

To encourage inclusion, understanding and acceptance of those on the autistic spectrum within the wider community.

Autism and Mental Health

The course aims to:

What is mental health?

What is mental ill-health?

Mental health and autism

Autism and anxiety disorders.

Identifying specific problems associated with the onset of depression in people with autism/learning disabilities who have limited means of communication.

Ten keys to healthier living.

Autism and Communication*

The course aims to:

To raise awareness of how to communicate with people on the autistic spectrum

To increase knowledge and confidence when communicating with autistic people

To consider the wide variety of communication methods required when supporting people whose preferred method of communication may not be verbal

To encourage inclusion, understanding and acceptance of those on the autistic spectrum within the wider community

Autism and Epilepsy

The course aims to:

To raise awareness of how epilepsy particularly affects those on the autistic spectrum

To increase knowledge and confidence in supporting those with epilepsy who also have an autistic spectrum condition.

To consider robust autism-specific strategies and approaches in support of the autistic individual

To encourage interaction and effective communication with individuals with autism

*Participants will need to have completed our Introduction to Autism course before accessing Autism and sensory differences, relationships and sexuality and Autism and communication. A discounted rate is offered if our Introduction to Autism and this course are completed on the same day.

Costs:£450 for a half-day session – up to 25 delegates (our Introduction to Autism module must be completed before taking any of our other courses).
However, if you take two of our courses on the same day, the combined rate for both courses is £800 for the full-day session.

Additional Information
The duration of the course is 2.5 hrs delivered during a morning, afternoon or evening session
Training delivered in-house or at the venue of purchasing organisation. (A charge for expenses will, in this instance, be added to the cost)
Although course materials will be supplied by Autism Together and are included in the cost of the course, participants are advised to bring their choice of personal resources with which to record notes during the course.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to delegates at the end of the training session.

Does your organisation/business want to become an Autism Champion?

Officially launched in 2016, the Autism Champions Scheme was brought in to encourage organisations and public facilities to become more autism aware and provide autism friendly services to enhance the lives of autistic people and their families.

Champion training – Autism Awareness

Our Training and Advisory Service comprises of a team of highly knowledgeable practitioners who between them have over 70 years’ of specialised autism awareness training experience.

Michelle Walklett

Training and Development Manager

Yvonne Smith

Senior Training and Development Officer

Hema Fryer

Training and Development Officer

Dawn Kirby

Training and Development Officer