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Understand how to support individuals with autism

Learn how autism is experienced by individuals and families

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Understanding the autism spectrum

"Autism offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by"
Dr. Colin Zimbleman, Ph.D.

Learn about autism in our free online course, a complex and challenging long-term condition for many individuals and their families.

6 manageable units

Understand the autism spectrum, how to support individuals and protect your own mental health.

This unit provides learners with an introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, and diagnosis.

Learners will also look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.

This unit covers using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism, incorporating the preferences and needs of the individual.

Learners will also look at legislation and guidance, and the support networks
available to individuals and their families.

This unit covers the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism.

It also covers methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

In this unit, learners will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism – including looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.

Learners will also consider how to support the sensory needs of individuals with autism.

Through this unit you will understand individuals’ behaviours in the context of autism.

You’ll also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

This unit covers how to support individuals through transitions and life events, how to maintain their personal safety, and how to access services, facilities and employment opportunities.

Learners will also gain an understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism.

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Georgie Pixie Slator
Georgie Pixie Slator
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What can I say. It was so easy to enrol! I still can't believe that it's not costing anything. I was looking at taking this course I am doing locally but couldn't find the right date. So pleased that I can do it online. Looking forward to doing this course and other courses. Thanks for the opportunity!
Sharon Fazeli
Sharon Fazeli
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I wanted to enrol onto the free course that I saw an advertisement for on Facebook. I spoke to David on live chat who was professional, prompt and clearly explained the enrolment process. I started the course within 15 minutes!
Begona Baston Bermudez
Begona Baston Bermudez
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I just started the course and it is very interested and all the content is very clear and very dynamic with the exercises. I'm very happy with it and probably I will do another one after this. Claire, the coacher, was very friendly and supportive. Thank you for the opportunity to can improve our skills or just get a new one.
Matthew Kirk
Matthew Kirk
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My tutor is great very responsive and supportive. She marks my work thoroughly and super promptly and replies quickly to any concerns or problems. She gets 5 Stars!!!!! I appreciated the text document that supports the video material - this is my preferred learning format.
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