Understand How to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions

This autism awareness course has been designed to offer strategies to support those who are on the autism spectrum and ensure that learners have a greater understanding of it. On completion learners will have a greater understanding of the main characteristics of behaviour which individuals on the autism spectrum display as, appreciate the sensory differences of people and much more.

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Course Overview

Format

  • Intermediate
  • 1-2 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate

Accreditation

  • 1-2 CPD Hours
  • CPD Certified

Course description

This e-learning module aims to provide learners with an increased understanding of the autistic spectrum and offer strategies to support those on it. On completion, learners will have an increased awareness of the main characteristics of behaviour which individuals on the autism spectrum can commonly display as well as an increased understanding of the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum.

Our Understand How to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions training course has been updated with help from subject matter experts to include more information on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to cover the Oliver McGowan case.

Overview - Understand How to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions

As 2.8 million people in the UK are affected by autistic spectrum disorders, it is important that we gain an understanding of the autistic spectrum and the strategies that are available to support those with the disorders.

This is why we have developed this autism online training course. It is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with someone who has an autistic spectrum disorder, whether that is someone they care for, or a family member, friend or colleague, and will provide them with a greater understanding of the autistic spectrum and helpful strategies to support those on it.

On completion, you will have a greater understanding of the main behavioural characteristics which individuals on the autism spectrum can commonly display, as well as the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum.

On completion of this autism awareness course you will be able to:

  • Recognise the main characteristics of behaviour for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the triad of impairment
  • Understand the range of the spectrum
  • Appreciate the particular differences of understanding language with people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the need to backup spoken language visually to help understanding
  • Appreciate the importance of routine and predictability for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the complexity of social interaction
  • Appreciate the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • The Triad of Impairment and Autistic Spectrum
  • Support Strategies for the Three Areas of the Triad
  • Sensory Issues and the Autistic Spectrum + Summary

Accreditation

The content of this autism awareness training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Duration

Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with an individual (adult) with an autistic spectrum condition. This could be in the context of an individual who they support via their working role, a colleague, an employer, a relative or friend.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

You will learn

  • Recognise the main characteristics of behaviour for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the triad of impairment
  • Appreciate the importance of routine and predictability for people on the autistic spectrum

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • This module is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with an individual (adult) with an autistic spectrum condition
  • This could be in the context of an individual who they support via their working role, a colleague, an employer, a relative or friend

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  • Buy the course

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    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.