Engaging and consulting with people with autism

Who is this training for?

Anyone with an interest in supporting people with autism, this may include teachers and educational professionals, social workers, parents, social care professionals, allied health professionals, trainers

How will I learn, what support is there?

This course is delivered using a combination of delivery methods including: Classroom based teaching, practical activities, handouts, discussions, audio/ visual.

*Additional 1:1 support is available following the course at individual request.

What will I learn?

Over recent years, providers of services for children and adults with autism have recognised the importance of consulting with people with autism. However this is often more complex and difficult than is first thought. This can be particularly true for individuals with autism with more complex needs and those who have little or no meaningful language.

This course examines what makes consulting difficult by drawing upon individuals experience and recent research. A wide of practical strategies are explored including the use of IT and active listening. At the heart of all support and interventions with people with autism lies our ability to engage we explore what makes engaging difficult, understanding how individuals with autism engage, the impact of sensory and environments on engagement and the rules for engagement.

By the end of this course learners should be able to:

·       Understand the importance of engaging and supporting the person with autism in meaningful ways

·       Understand what makes engaging and consulting with people with autism difficult

·       Understand how to initially engage, communicate and make a connection with the person with autism

·       Explore practical strategies to enable effective engagement and consultation

·       Understand the rules for effective engagement

How much will it cost and what is included in the price?

All of our courses provide handouts, worksheets and certificates of attendance.

Please contact us directly for a bespoke quote based upon your organisations needs.

Course length

The course runs for 4 hours, we suggest either a morning or an afternoon session.

Extra Information

We deliver this course throughout the UK.

This course can be delivered within organisations and made bespoke to meet your needs. Please use the make an enquiry section for a personalised quote.

In addition to this, further practical work based consultation and training is available. This can be based around specific individuals or situations that you are experiencing in your service. Again, call us or use the make an enquiry section of the website to find out more.

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Half day

Delivery Method

We will deliver this course within your own setting, or can manage the whole day off-site

Course Trainer

Geoff Evans


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