Autism training

Autism affects over 700,000 people and impacts on 2.8M families in the UK. 1 in every 100 children is autistic, over 70% of those will be educated in mainstream schools with significant numbers in the care of the local authority.

Outcomes for autistic children can be very poor if not given appropriate support. Parents and carers have a key role to play in enabling autistic children to thrive.

This course enables learners to understand autism and how it affects the child they live with and provides a clear structure to meet the specific needs of an individual child.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What is autism
  • Truths and myths about autism
  • Challenges faced by those with autism
  • Diagnosis
  • The impact of autism on day to day life
  • Understanding how behaviour in autism is communication
  • How to support an autistic child or young person
This Autism course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about Autism and how it affects different people in different ways.Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about this complex condition.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Autism eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Autism course

By the end of the training, you will:

  • Understand what autism is
  • Understand how autism affects people in different ways and the challenges of having a hidden disability
  • Recognise the terms you might use to describe autism
  • Understand the importance of establishing effective communication
  • Understand how behaviour in autism is communication
  • Be able to complete a profile to help you understand a young person
  • Know the resources available to help you find the right school for your autistic child
  • Know how to manage health concerns
  • Know the relationship between autism and mental health and how to support a young person with mental health issues
  • Know the difference between autism and attachment issues and how to support an autistic looked after child

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

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