Health & Social Care
 
Supporting people who have Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Asperger's syndrome
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>>AIM
Participants will have a basic knowledge and understanding of how autistic spectrum conditions and Asperger’s syndrome may affect people.

>>OBJECTIVES
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

>>DURATION
One day.

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

>>DESIGNED FOR
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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