Date(s) - January 20 2022
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity (SAND) is a 6 week basic training course. Each 2hour 30 minute session includes a presentation and time for Q & A. The aim is for participants to attend all 6 sessions to build the knowledge required to support their individual(s) or themselves.
Week 1 ASD and Neurodiversity – an introduction to the presentation and impacts of neurodiversity explaining the different conditions and their overlaps.
Week 2 Communication – the differences and impacts on communication and practical strategies to support.
Week 3 Processing Differences – 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 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.
Week 6 Getting it Right- Practical strategies to analyse behaviours and how to build intervention plans to support growth and capacity within out individuals. How to manage risk and minimise negative behaviours.
The course will be delivered via Zoom in partnership with DIFFERabled, and places can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. They will ask for the first 3 letters of your post code [to identify your local authority for funders] and a very short bio [e.g. parent of 7yr ASD boy].