Understanding autism for parents and carers

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About this Event


This is a E-Learning Course run by The National Autistic Society for families and carers in West Sussex.

This course is free due to funding received from West Sussex County Council. Please do not register for this course if you do not live in West Sussex and are therefore not eligible for a funded place.

Once you have booked on the course you will be emailed by the Training Team at West Sussex Mind a password and link to be able to complete the course. You will need to be able to complete the course online.

Module Description

This module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments.

This course is primarily aimed at parents and/or carers of children and young people in West Sussex but other family members over 18 can also complete this course.

Course Outline

By the end of this module you should be able to:

• outline how autism has come to be defined and diagnosed

• describe common difficulties often faced by people with autism

• describe some of the strengths and unique attributes of people with autism

• challenge common stereotypes about people on the autism spectrum

• recognise how to make environments more enabling for people on the autism spectrum.

The module should take between 40-90 minutes to complete and has a range of interactive features, including:

• pre and post course assessments

• short film clips

• exercises and scenario based learning

• reflective activities

• printable information sheets

• top tips to take away

• further links and references.

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