Autism, along with other neurodivergent conditions, can often be misunderstood by society as well as health/social care and educational professionals. In addition, it isn’t uncommon for autistic people and their families to misunderstand autism either.

This interactive course will provide an overview of what autism is and how living with autism impacts day-today life. It will also help you challenge common misunderstandings and provide you with simple strategies to support autistic people.

New Webinar Dates – find out more.

This course is delivered in partnership with ARMS Rehab Limited. Mike is a highly experienced occupational therapist and trainer. He qualified as an occupational therapist in 1991 and has been a trainer since 2006, delivering training directly to the social and health sectors. Mike’s training is fun, practical and relevant and he is highly respected within his field.

Target audience: health, social care and education professionals; parents and people with autism (reasonable adjustments will be made throughout the course) and anyone else who wants to gain more knowledge about autism. 

Course duration: 3 hours

Maximum no of delegates: 15

Technical details

Sessions are delivered via Zoom platform. You will receive comprehensive details both about how to access as well as get the most out of your training – please allow 2 business days from your order.

Course content includes:

  • Overview of what autism is / isn’t 
  • Exploring the negative impact of sensory overload and what can be done to reduce its impact on autistic people
  • Exploring behaviours that challenge in relation to autism
  • Exploring what health, social care the education system and others can do to support autistic people 

Learning outcomes:

  • Define what autism is
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of autism for the individual as well as any family members
  • Identify possible reasons for behaviours which may be challenging 
  • Identify  strategies to support autistic people 

Your trainer will be delivering the session using an online classroom – known as a ‘webinar’.

To get the most out of the session we recommend you follow these simple tips:
● Don’t be afraid to ask questions: just as in a classroom setting our trainer is there to facilitate your learning. There are no silly questions.
● If you are in a room with other colleagues, it is a good idea to nominate a ‘speaker’ to ask questions to the trainer.
● Wear a sticker with your name on it so that our trainer knows who you are.
● Have some paper and pens ready in case our trainer asks you to write something down.
● It’s ok to get up and stretch if you need too.
● Have fun! We aim for all our learning to be an engaging experience.
● Please leave us feedback using the online code you will be given.
● Please note: you must stay for the full session or you will not receive your certifcate of attendance.
● Delegates please login 15 mins before start time to allow for any technical issues etc.

Using Zoom
You can access via the Zoom app or via your PC (you will need to download Zoom )
● Getting started with Zoom on windows and Mac
● Using Zoom app (IOS)
● Zoom app android
Zoom is very intuitive and allows for direct interaction with our trainer.
● Please mute yourself when not talking as this cuts down background interference.
● Please use headphones if possible.
● Please make use of ‘reactions’ and chat facilities as these can aid interactions.

Download our virtual classroom pdf


Enrol on webinars here: click on links for learning outcomes and more information (price is per person)

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