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

>>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
  • 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

>>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.

>>CONTENT
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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