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Autism Awareness within The Criminal Justice System

Subject categories: Autism, General Health and Social Care

Course overview

This course provides an introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions and how the conditions may differ from each other. Learners will be able to explore different approaches that may be required to support individuals and the condition that affects them. This course is designed for people who work in the criminal justice system and who would like to develop an awareness and understanding of Autism.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, case studies and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Autism Act – 2009
Think Autism – The Autism Strategy 2014
The National Autistic Society – Autism: A guide for criminal justice professionals
and the following QCF unit:
Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Course content

The Autistic Spectrum
The triad of impairments
Understanding behaviour that may be displayed
Creating enabling environments within the criminal justice system

Learning outcomes

State what the Autistic Spectrum is
Describe the triad of impairment
Describe the behaviours exhibited by some individuals with an Autistic Spectrum condition
List supportive methods of communication
Describe how to create enabling environments within the criminal justice system


6 hours

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