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Understanding Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What you will learn

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
  • Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives