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About Our Training Courses

Our training courses are for practitioners, professionals, and those that work with or alongside autistic people in a variety of settings including support services, educational establishments and workplaces.

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About Our Training Courses

Who are our training courses for?

 

Our online training courses are aimed at practitioners, professionals, and those that work with or alongside autistic people in a variety of settings including support services, educational establishments and workplaces. If you are autistic or identify as autistic, you may wish to contact our Autism Advice Line.

Autism is a lifelong, developmental difference in the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information. Every autistic person is different and our training aims to increase understanding of these differences. By doing so we strive to create communities that support autistic people to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. 

Our training takes participants through a learning pathway to increase their awareness and understanding of autism. Together, we will explore the most recent theoretical and practice based thinking on autism. We will consider this alongside approaches that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of autistic people.

 

All courses are accredited by the CDP Certification Service.

 

How do our training courses work?

 

Our courses are delivered in a variety of ways to suit you or your organisation. Our experienced Community Advisors provide both online training or in-person training at your workplace. We provide:

 

Independent Learning Courses

Our independent learning courses are delivered via an online platform. This blended learning model includes pre-recorded presentations from our experienced Community Advisors, reflective learning activities and trainer facilitated live virtual classrooms where participants will spend time reflecting on their learning.

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Live Webinars

Our Community Advisors will provide your training virtually via Microsoft Teams or the Zoom platform. These can be delivered as half day or full day sessions.

 

In-person Training

Our Community Advisors will deliver your training course at your workplace. These can be delivered as half day or full day sessions.

 

See below for more details on the topics and content of each of our courses. 

What have participants said about our courses?

 

 

There was plenty of opportunity to discuss the knowledge learned within the context of our own service and the people that we work with. The session was engaging and thought provoking.

Going forward we will undoubtedly utilise this new knowledge to ensure that our work and our communication is sensitive to those with autism and now we feel far better prepared.

Ben Errington, Keyworker at Cyrenians City Community

What's the cost?

 

To learn more about training with Scottish Autism through a live webinars or in-person at your workplace, as well as associated costs, please contact us:

Email to find out more or call 01259 222022

If you don’t see anything in our current training programme to suit your learning needs then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements. 

Courses Available

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition, and through this course you will begin to develop an understanding of the developmental differences an autistic person may have as well as turning our thinking to how this developmental profile may influence how an autistic person communicates, thinks and understands the social world.

Course objectives are:

  • To understand what autism is, and introduce autism as a developmental difference and how our thinking has involved
  • Understand Autism as a difference in communication, interaction and thinking 
  • Explore sensory differences and autism 

This course aims to further develop participants' understanding of autism as a developmental difference. It will deepen understanding of typical and atypical development and explore what is meant by a spiky/uneven developmental profile in autism. The course will also explore the brain and emotional development and how we and others may respond to stress, in particular how autistic people may respond to this. We will also look at how our understanding of a person’s developmental profile will inform our practice moving forwards. 

Course objectives are:

  • To explore what we mean by human development 
  • Explore how the brain processes information and its emotional development 
  • How does our knowledge of human development impact our practice?

This course will look at exploring sensory difference and autism, including what we as practitioners should consider when looking at the role of the environment and other aspects of the sensory world. Participants will also look at how we process the environment for meaning and how this influences our thinking and decision making. We will also look at what impact the sensory world has on our wellbeing and coping strategies.

Course objectives are: 

  • to better understand what we mean by sensory processing
  • to explore the influence of sensory processing differences on attention and wellbeing
  • to consider how sensory processing differences can be supported in practice

Getting an individual’s communication profile right is crucial in facilitating day-to-day interaction, enabling individuals to articulate their needs and aspirations. This course will explore how we can support individuals to articulate their needs and express their voice and choice. 

 

Course objectives are:

  • To explore what communication is; the different types of communication and why communication is important
  • To understand the complexities associated to communication for autistic people
  • To explore how communication can be supported in practice

Through this course we will explore our understanding of what stress looks like and how it affects us. We will look at the transactional nature of stress and what impact our relationships have on our ability to cope with and support others with stress. 

 

Course objectives are:

  • To develop an awareness of your own stress and wellbeing and of the person(s) you support
  • To differentiate stress signatures and to understand the impact of transactional stress
  • To recognise different coping styles and gain awareness of strategies that can help manage stress and support wellbeing