Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity 4 week course – week 2

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Date(s) - September 7 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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This course will be held in person in Kirkintilloch and on zoom

This course is for  parents/ carers of  neurodivergent family members who may or may not have been diagnosed.

There are question and answer sessions at the end of each presentation to provide an opportunity to relate the materials to specific participants. All of the sessions are supported with handouts of the presentation and additional materials.

To book a place email fiona@carerslink.org.uk with your name, postcode (only first three digits) & a very brief bio on what the sessions could support you with.

Week 1:

ASD and neurodiversity – an introduction to the presentation and impacts of neurodiversity, explaining the different conditions and their overlaps.

Communication – the differences and impacts on communication and practical strategies to support these.

Week 2: Processing differences – the differences and impacts if brain diversity and their impacts on function with practical strategies to minimise impact.

Week 3: Sensory Differences- understanding the sensory system and the differences common within neurodiversity. The impacts of these and practical strategies to minimise and manage impact.

Week 4:

Arousal and Behavioural- a look at the impact these differences have on arousal levels and resulting defensive behaviours. Strategies to understand causation and to reduce and manage arousal and behaviours.

Getting it Right- Practical strategies to analyse behaviours and how to build intervention plans to support growth and capacity within our individuals. How to manage risk and minimise negative behaviours.