Autism is a lifelong development disability affecting how an individual communicates and relates to the world around them.
Everyone with an Autistic Spectrum Condition is unique. As highlighted in the ‘Getting it Right for People with Autism’ 2011 report, it is essential that Care and Support Services work together to give careful consideration to each person’s particular needs, strengths, talents and wishes. Support should be person centred and timely.
Working this way will make a positive difference to people’s lives and will help us to value the things they bring to ours.
Our Understanding Autism E-learning course is designed for anyone whose job may bring them into day to day contact with people with Autism. The course aims to help in a number of ways. These include providing a ‘basic awareness’ level of skills and knowledge as described in the Autism Skills and Knowledge list produced by Skills for Health, Skills for Care and the National Autistic Society. It offers an introduction to policy and good practice in supporting people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and also provides practical approaches, tools and technologies that promote a person centred approach to meeting needs.
Our high quality course contains case studies and quizzes to further engage learners. As with all our courses, it can be customised for each individual organisation and allows electronic tracking of user and usage. It can also be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week which gives learners both the advantage and flexibility of completing the course at their own pace and to suit their work schedule.