Autistic Spectrum Awareness for Children’s and Young People’s ServicesSubject category: Autism
Learners will reflect on current practice and explore how they may need to adjust their practice in line with current legislation and practice guidelines.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, fact sheets, sensory experience activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Autism Act 2009
The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015
Guide to the children’s homes regulations including the quality standards
And the following QCF unit:
Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
What is Autism?
How our understanding of Autism has evolved
Areas of difference in interacting, sensory processing, information processing and communication
Anxiety and stress
Understanding behaviour that may be displayed
Proactive and reactive strategies
- State what the autism spectrum is
- Describe how our understanding of autism has evolved
- State key areas of difference are in interacting, sensory processing, information processing and communication
- Describe the impact of anxiety and stress on an individual with autism
- Give an example of a behaviour a child may display and a potential reason for this
- List a range of proactive and reactive strategies
- Give an example of how a service can shape the support offered