This ‘Training Day’ is a great starting point for everyone who wants to better understand ‘Autism’ and the all the basics that surround it.
The idea of this day is to give everyone on it a good, solid, basic understanding of Autism so they can better relate to and understand not only those on the Autistic Spectrum but also those situations that can be presented with and around Autism.
Our training services are not designed to just ‘spoon feed’ information so people can tick a box and say ‘yes done that!’. Our intention is to ensure that every person genuinely learns and takes things from this experience that they can put into action in a positive way not only in their own life, work or education settings but also into the lives of others by helping to spread awareness.
You will find our Training warm, informative but also relaxed so there is plenty of scope to discuss issues and ask any questions that arise.
The Breakdown of this day would be as follows:
What is Autism?
The group will look at what Autism is and means as a condition. An understanding of Autism as an ‘Umbrella’ term is explained with its components being that go together under that umbrella being highlighted
What is the Autistic Spectrum?
With the basic understanding of Autism having been covered we now start to breakdown and look closer at those components that all come together to make the Autistic Spectrum. Both ends of the spectrum are explained with examples of how they affect peoples lives in very different ways.
Understanding The Basics
In this section we look at and start to understand the most common areas where Autism causes problems for a person. The Triad of Impairment is explained and those three main sections of ‘communication’, ‘Socialisation’ and ‘Imagination’ are looked into showing the problems that can be caused in day to day life.
This is something very common on the Autistic Spectrum and yet very few people have an understanding of what it is or why it occurs. Here we will show that this is not just ‘bad behaviour’ but an actual response to things that are taking place and how that state is so often reached because those around the person presenting it don’t understand them or the siuation that has developed around them.
“So What Should I Do?”
One of the main problems we find around Autism is that people such as Teachers/Parents/Employers are told what to do but without any real understanding of why they have to do it. In this last section for the day we draw on all the basics we have gone over and use those to better understand the things we can and should be doing in situations involving anyone on the Autistic Spectrum. The understanding that has grown throughout the day now means that these different ways of dealing/communicating with an Autistic person make sense and are easier to follow through.