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

Participants will have a basic knowledge and understanding of how autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger’s syndrome may affect people.

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 syndrome
  • 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's wishes to be supported
  • Discuss the importance of positive risk taking when working with people who have autistic spectrum conditions
  • Discribe how current leglislation supports and safeguards the rights of people who have Autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger's syndrome

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.

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