Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity 5 week course online

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Date(s) - May 25 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Online course – find out more and book your place by emailing This course starts on Thursday 27th April

We offer a variety of training sessions covering neurodiverse conditions such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.

Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity (SAND) is a 5 week basic training course. Each  3 hour session includes a presentation and time for Q & A. The aim is for participants to attend all 5 sessions to build the knowledge required to support their individual(s) or themselves.

The course will be  delivered in person and via Zoom, and places can be booked by emailing Please include your name, the first 3 letters of your postcode   & a very brief bio (e.g. parent of 7 year old ASD boy).

Week 1  – ASD and neurodiversity – is an introduction to the presentation and impacts of neurodiversity, explaining the different conditions and their overlaps.

Week 2  – Communication – covers the differences and impacts of neurodiversity on communication, and practical strategies to support this.

Week 3 – Processing Differences – covers the differences and impacts of brain diversity and their impacts on function, with practical strategies to minimise impact.

Week 4 – 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 5 – Arousal and Behaviour & Getting it Right – looks at the impact that differences have on arousal levels and at the resulting defensive behaviours. We will look at practical strategies to analyse behaviours and how to build intervention plans to support growth and capacity within our individuals as well as how to manage risk and minimise negative behaviours.