Making Sense of Autism

The making sense of autism training will give you a better understanding and awareness of autism and the way it affects children in your Early Years Setting or school.

Overview: The making sense of autism training will giving you a better understanding and awareness of autism and the way it affects pupils in school. This is a basic autism awareness training session which lasts 90 minutes. The making sense of autism course is available as an early years programme and a schools programme.

The materials used promote the following principles:
  • Focus on difference and not deficit
  • Promote positive attitudes to autism
  • All staff can have an impact
The training covers four themes:
  • The Individual Pupil
  • Building Relationships
  • Curriculum & Learning
  • Enabling Environments
What will you learn?
  • To identify the four key areas of difference that need to be taken into account.
  • To know the importance of understanding the individual pupil and their profile of strengths and areas for development.
  • To identify the key areas to help pupils on the autism spectrum build positive relationships with staff, peers, families and people in their community.
  • To develop an awareness of the sensory and communication differences that pupils may experience.
Who is this course suitable for?
  • Early Years and School settings
  • Childminders
  • Nursery nurses/assistants
  • Teaching assistants
  • Teachers
  • Lunchtime assistants
  • Transport assistants
  • Senior management and governors
  • Service staff such as administrators
  • Anyone who may meet someone with autism in their place of work

Dates:

Early Years Programme
  • Wednesday 4th November, 2020 9:30 till 11:30
  • Wednesday 25th November, 2020 1:30 till 3:30
  • Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 9:30 till 11:30
Schools Programme
  • Wednesday 11th November, 2020 9:30 till 11:30
  • Wednesday 18th November, 2020 1:30 till 3:30
  • Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 9:30 till 11:30
  • Wednesday 9th December 2020, 1:30 till 3:30
  • Wednesday 20th January 2021, 9:30 till 11:30
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If you wish to book a course or arrange whole setting training

Please contact us

We look forward to working with you.

Newfield School
Old Bank Lane
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 2PW

01254 588 600

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