Professional Training

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We offer a small range of professional training options delivered at your venue by our Care & Support officers who have a wide range of experience working with children and young people with autism.

All of our courses are interactive and designed to get participants talking, sharing experiences, and working collaboratively to increase knowledge of autism and to improve professional practice.

 


Autism Awareness

Our autism awareness course is an interactive workshop where the participants will be introduced to the topic of autism. Through real-life examples, they will explore some key areas of difficulty for a person with autism and how this knowledge can be used to support people with autism on a day-to-day basis.

Who is the course for?

This is suited for professionals and groups who wish to gain an understanding of autism. This course would be suited to someone who wishes to adapt their work practice to support people with autism.

We have delivered this training to after-school club staff and playscheme staff and other professionals working regularly with children and young people with autism.

How long does the course last?

The course will last approximately 3 hours with a short break.

What is the cost?

Enquiries on costings should be made directly to the office.

Promoting Positive behaviour & Managing Challenging Behaviour

This course is an interactive workshop for those working directly with children and young people with autism on a regular basis.  The session will look at the causes of behaviour and techniques to de-escalate situations, and to help the participants identify strategies that can help prevent the recurrence of problem behaviours.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people working directly with children who are seeking support in understanding causes of behaviour and wish to learn techniques of promoting positive behaviour in their establishments.

How long does the course last?

The course will last approximately 3 hours with a short break.

What is the cost?

Enquiries on costings should be made directly to the office.

Tailored for you

We have delivered tailored sessions to audiences wishing to know more about working with people with autism including driving-instructors, theatre groups and even an in-store Santa!

For more information on availability and booking for all our training courses, please contact us on 0131 661 3834 or email office@lothianautistic.org