Autism – Understanding and Including People of all Ages

Autism – Understanding and Including People of all Ages

In this practical workshop session we will explore ways of including people who have been labelled as being on the autism spectrum. The session will be values based and practical and will aim to allow the sharing of experiences and good practice as well promoting innovative approaches to inclusion through the design of best practice.

Course Category

Autism and Communication
Inclusion
Parents and Carers
Behaviour and Relationships

Description

In this practical workshop session we will explore ways of including people who have been labelled as being on the autism spectrum. The session will be values based and practical and will aim to allow the sharing of experiences and good practice as well promoting innovative approaches to inclusion through the design of best practice.

Family perspectives and experiences will also be explored. This is not a ‘medical model’ day on autism. Our motto for the day is ‘People do things for a Reason (and the reason isn’t autism).’ We make full use of first hand accounts of the experience of autism – the autobiographies – to deepen participants’ understanding of what it means to be labelled ‘autistic’

“We are all much more simply human than otherwise, be we happy and successful, contented and detached, miserable and disordered, or whatever.”

Harry Stack Sullivan

Testimonials

‘Very respectful of people on the spectrum.’

‘Really gave me an idea of how people feel.’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tGeQDlWDUU&rel=0

‘Ways of reaching a person not a condition.’

Claire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVc2FDJKqPI&rel=0

Learning Objectives

  1. Increased confidence regarding including people with autism
  2. Access to a wider range of practical strategies to impact on communication and behaviour issues
  3. Deeper understanding of core values surrounding inclusion
  4. New skills and processes to strengthen the inclusion of people with autism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKk3mCqLDUI&rel=0

Who Is It For ?

  • Social Care workers
  • Personal Assistants
  • Early years and school based practitioners
  • Heads and deputies
  • Guidance staff
  • Learning support teams
  • SENCOs
  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • Parents
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Local authority support services
  • Community workers and carers

Course Content

The course answers the questions :

  • What is autism?
  • How do we go about including people with autism?
  • What does autism have to do with me?

Key themes include:

  • Movement differences
  • Strategies for Facilitating Communication
  • Supports and Accommodations for Sensory Sensitivities
  • Developing Friendships and Peer Support
  • School and Family Partnerships
  • Learning to Listen Positive Behavioural Supports

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Contact Us

Colin Newton

0115 955 6045

Doug and Maggie

01473 437590

dnewton123@ntlworld.com

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Mapperley
Nottingham
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