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Autism Spectrum Conditions: A Working Understanding (Foundation Level)
Friday, 14 September 2012 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)
Nelson, United Kingdom
Following recommendations made in the Staff Training Needs Assessment Report, Action for ASD are pleased to announce the following Autism Awareness Training for Lancashire Care foundation Trust (LCfT) Mental Health Teams.
Audience: staff who have high level of contact with or “high impact” on people who are on the autism spectrum.
After the course attendees will be able to:
Þ Use appropriate communication skills when supporting a person with autism.
Þ Support families and friends and make best use of their expert knowledge of the person.
Þ Recognise when a person with autism is experiencing stress and anxiety and support them with this.
Þ Recognise sensory needs and differences of a person with autism and support them with this.
Þ Support the development of social interaction skills.
Þ Provide support with transitions and significant life events.
Þ Understand the issues which arise from co-occurrence of mental ill health and autism.
Trainer: Chris Barson - Founder of Positive About Autism.
Refreshments and buffet lunch provided.
For more training opportunities click on the link on the right.
When & Where
Action for ASD
Action for ASD is a registered charity for people affected by Autism Spectrum Conditions.
The organisation is based at the Autism Resource Centre, a specially designed facility in Harle Syke, Burnley, which houses our soft play centre, bouncy castle, activity area, games consoles, internet area, sensory room, music room, resource library, offices and meeting rooms.
The Autism Resource Centre is the only specialist provision in East Lancashire offering support, training, leisure and recreational opportunities for children, young people and adults with an ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition) and their parents and carers. From our base we offer on-site specialist services and support to families and individuals.
For more details go to www.actionasd.org.uk