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Autism Awareness

Learners gain an understanding of what Autism entails and how it affects the individuals. They will also gain an understanding of the skills that are needed when working with individuals who have Autism.

 Course content:

  • What is Autism?
  • Kanner and Asperger’s theoretical models of identifying Autism
  • The History of Autism
  • Looking at the Autistic Spectrum
  • How Autism affects the individual
    • Social and communication
    • Education
    • Health
    • Employment
  • The causes of Autism
  • The diagnosis and treatment of Autism
  • The impact of Autism on families and carers
  • The skills needed when working with people with Autism


 At the end of the session the learners will be able to:

  • Explain what Autism is and Autistic Spectrum
  • Explain the theoretical models associated with Autism
  • Explain how Autism affects the individual
  • Explain the causes, diagnosis and treatment of people with Autism
  • Understand what impact Autism can have on families
  • Incorporate the skills needed when working with individuals with Autism


Duration:     3 hours


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