Health & Social Care
Supporting Customers who have Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Asperger's

Participants will have a basic knowledge and understanding of how autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger’s may affect their service users..

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of working with people as unique individuals
  • Describe the factors which may lead to a diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition or Asperger's
  • Be able to explain how the triad of impairments may impact on an individual
  • Describe the differences between autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Explain why it is important that they know how each individual service user wishes to be supported

One day.

This course should be run for groups of up to 12.

Staff who provide support or care for people who have autistic spectrum conditions or Asperger's.

The contents of this course will incorporate issues of equal opportunities and anti-oppressive practice to assist participants in understanding and challenging all forms of discrimination.

  • Getting to know the individual
  • Valuing the person and treating them with dignity & respect
  • Mental Capacity (2005) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2008)
  • Working in partnership with the service user, their family & friends
  • Links with partner agencies
  • Recognising sensory needs
  • Co-existing conditions
  • Positive risk taking
  • Understanding behaviours which may challenge us
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