Advice and courses

One-to-one advice, workshops, and guidance for individuals on the autism spectrum, their family and carers

COVID 19 UPDATE…

Good news, we’re now able to hold our Autism Advice Sessions in person again, at our Oak House head offices in Bromborough, Wirral.

These sessions provide opportunities for people with autism, or those undergoing diagnosis, and their families to ask a range of questions and discuss anything that might be on their minds.

It will be a time and a place where you can talk openly, in a confidential and safe environment, with two members of our award-winning Autism Training and Advisory Service team.

During these sessions, we can provide support by looking at strategies that can help a person cope, offer a listening ear to reduce anxiety, or give advice in how to approach employers for example.

We are unable to support or advise on financial or legal matters, but we can offer signposting to other organisations that may be able to support in specific areas.

Please note – in order to hold these sessions safely and within government guidance we must adhere to these conditions:

– anyone attending an autism advice session will have their temperature taken by a staff member using a touch-free thermometer.

– attendees must sanitise hands with hand gel (which will be made available) before and after entering the room where the session is held.

– individuals must sit at the table provided with a 2-metre distance between them and the staff members.

Water will be available at the session and there is also a toilet facility. Alternatively, a virtual session is available if you prefer, using Skype, FaceTime, What’s App or similar video call service.

Each session lasts one hour, with the first session priced £25 and £60 for each further session.

Autism advice sessions are suitable for adults aged 18+, or young people aged 14+ when accompanied by their parents.

For further information or to book an autism advice session, please use the contact email or telephone number below. A member of staff will be able to answer you during office hours.

Call 0151 482 3128 or 07823 400 604 or click here to email.

Our courses include:

  • Parenting a
    Child with Autism
  • Autism Advice Session
  • Autism & Communication
  • Autism & Diet
  • Autism & Anxiety

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Meet our advice and training team

Michelle Walklett

Training & Development Manager

Yvonne Smith

Senior Training
and Development Officer

Dawn
Kirby

Training & Development Officer

Hema
Fryer

Training & Development Officer

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

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

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

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

Business Course Costs

£450 for a half-day session – up to 25 delegates

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.

(our Introduction to Autism module must be completed before taking any of our other courses)

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

*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.

Does you want to become an Autism Together Business 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.

Get more information here