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Autism Spectrum and Social Interaction

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Course Types
Training Event
This course looks in more detail at the impact of autism on social interaction and communication, both for the person, and also for family, carers and others.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear the first hand experience of autistic people through written accounts and video or presentations.


The Care Act re-iterates the govenment's support for the Autism Strategy and the importance of understanding autism as it relates to the person and also the assessment.


This course is suitable for staff who have regular contact with adults on the autism spectrum.

Start Date
Thursday 5 September 2019
End Date
Thursday 5 September 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • describe some of the theories (e.g. theory of mind) about autism and consider their relevance to practice

  • describe some of the techniques that can assist communication with autistic people

  • describe a range of approaches to support the person’s social interaction skills

  • explain the use of social stories

Additional information
 The Britsh Association of Social Work offers a free Manual for Good Social Work Practice: Supporting Adults who have Autism
Target Audience
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Carers / CVS / Health
target audience
Course pre-requisites

Staff applying for this course need to have a good awareness of autism already, and preferably will have completed the autism spectrum basic awareness for support staff first.

Hove Town Hall - Training Room G70, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove
Event Trainers
Anya Ustaszewski
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