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Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity 4 week course – week 3

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Date(s) - November 11 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action


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

This course is for parents/ carers of neurodivergent family members who may or may not have been diagnosed. The aim is for participants to attend all four sessions so that you can build the knowledge to support your individual or yourself.
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 on the course click on the button below. You do not need to book each week separately. We ask for a very brief bio so that we know how the sessions can best support you.

Week 1: Introduction to 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 of 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 Behaviour– 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.

Week 5 (optional): Communication passports – detailed information on how to formulate a support document for your individual, highlighting strengths
and challenges. Providing models and advice on content and uses. These documents help to understand presentation better and to guide self and others to adapt the environment, maximising potential.
A valuable tool to have for those attending school, college, hospital, workplace, or other establishments.