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Supporting Autism and Neurodiversity Week 1

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Date(s) - March 17 2022
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


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 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.

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

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

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

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

Week 4 covers Sensory Differences – understanding the sensory system and the differences common within neurodiversity. The impacts of these an practical strategies to minimise and manage impact.

Week 5 covers 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.

Week 6 is about 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.