Autism Spectrum Disorders

There are no open events scheduled for this topic. It may be run as an open event again in the future. Alternatively, we can run it as a bespoke internal event for your organisation.


Understanding and Improving Support for Learners, Students & Pupils

Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger Syndrome, may affect as many as 1% of the population. Those with such conditions are far too frequently left undiagnosed and spend much of their formative and educational life being bullied and misunderstood, often underachieving even though their actual intelligence and IQ levels may be considerably above average.

The Autism Act 2009 prioritised the need for autism awareness training.  The Special Education Needs Discrimination Act and The Equality Act 2010 placed further responsibilities on schools, colleges and local authorities to identify and support this cohort of learners and pupils appropriately and the 2011 Green Paper on education and disability suggests huge changes to special needs identification and support.  Much more responsibility will rest with each type of organisation to ensure individual needs are accurately identified and supported.

As a result, all those organisations and individuals involved in the delivery of teaching, training and support services, need to ensure that they understand autism as fully as possible, including how:

For Whom

This workshop is designed, primarily, for representatives from educational and employers.  It will be of considerable use to all those who are involved in teaching, training and supporting or working with those with autism, including but not exclusively:

Delegate Feedback

'I would recommend this course very highly, especially with the knowledgable Tutor.'
FL Tutor, Key Training

'Really useful information, excellent awareness.'
Class Assistant, Key Training

'Valuable and very informative for all in an organisation including Senior Managers.'
FL Tutor, Key Training

'Excellent. Relevant, useful and interesting information. Engaging delivery and flexible and accommodating of participants needs.'
Lecturer, South Thames College

'Absolutely brilliant! Well worth coming to. Very informative and run by somebody with a lot of passion and knowledge!'
TA, Nightingale Academy

Aims and Objectives

The aims of this course are to


The workshop is broken down into 7 distinct but related sections:

1. Understanding the Autism Spectrum

2. Identifying Autism Spectrum Disorders

3. The classroom and pastoral implications

4. The Rage cycle

5. Getting into the Asperger mind – the differences in thinking: exercise

6. Strategies to improve success and achievement

7. Life after school/college/sixth form

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities