Autism In Practice – Working with Autistic Adults
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Aims and Objectives:
- Revision and extension of basic autism awareness content
- Revision and extension of understanding of Equality Act requirement for reasonable adjustments and how to meet these when working with autistic adults.
- Develop practical communication strategies when supporting an autistic person.
- Recognise sensory needs and differences of an autistic person and be able to make appropriate adjustments
- Develop understanding of how autistic people may experience change and transitions and effective approaches to providing support with this.
- Be aware of the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act and develop practical strategies to support autistic adults to make their own decisions whenever possible
- Develop understanding of the barriers autistic people may experience in the community and effective approaches to supporting life skills including independence, social skills and access to employment
- Be able to support family and friends and recognise their expertise in relation to autistic clients whilst being aware of conflict of interest issues.
- Recognise the most likely causes of stress and anxiety for autistic clients and be able to support autistic clients to manage stress and anxiety
- Become aware of the likelihood of co-occurring mental health issues and how these may present differently in autistic clients
Direct Care Staff, Social Workers (LD, MH, Older Adults) to complement ‘Autism in Practice: Assessing & Care Planning with Autistic Adults’
Dates and venues available
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Times: Arrive 9.15 for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start and finish 4.30pm
Refreshments will be provided. Lunch will NOT be provided
If delegates fail to attend, the establishment will be invoiced for the non-attendance rate of £100 per person.
Leicestershire County Council staff can book on the course through the Hub, with your user account and password https://leicestershiretotara.learningpool.com/login/index.php
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Wider Sector, Leicester City Council, & Rutland County Council staff book on the course through the Hub, with your user account and password https://leicestershiretotara.learningpool.com/login/index.php
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