The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of the diverse condition of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals. Autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from mild and often undiagnosed to severe, where it is almost impossible for people to successfully engage in society. The aim of this course is to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD) and how to support individuals with autism.
Activity Type: Classroom-Based Learning or Distance Learning
Unit 1: Introduction to autism
This unit will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, exploring how autism develops and methods of working with those affected. You will also look at common misconceptions surrounding autism and conditions that develop alongside autism.
Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
This unit covers the method of utilising a person-centred approach in order to support individuals with autism, incorporating the unique preferences and needs of the individual. You will examine the legislation and guidance on autism, as well as the support networks available to individuals diagnosed with the condition and their families.
Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
This unit covers the delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development often faced by individuals with autism. Also covered are methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.
Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
In this unit you will gain an in-depth understanding of sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism – including hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. You will also consider how to support the many unique sensory needs of individuals with autism.
Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
This unit will provide you with an understanding of an individual’s behaviour in the context of autism. You will also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.
Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
This unit covers how to provide effective support through transitions and life events, how to maintain the personal safety of others and how to access the wealth of services, facilities and employment opportunities open to those living with autism. You will also gain an understanding of what it is like for an individual to live with autism, including their experiences and their challenges.
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence of learning. Your certificates will be provided to you on the successful completion of this CPD accredited course. You can also claim 10 CPD hours towards your professional development.
You will be provided with a free resource booklet.
Examiner: The CPD Group
Provider ID: 777707
Course No: 1004311
Value: 10 CPD Credits