Autism Spectrum and Sensory Awareness
This course looks at experiences of sensory perception amongst autistic people.
Participants will have the opportunity to consider how these issues can affect the people they support and how modifications to the environment can reduce some of the difficulties faced by autistic people.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear the first hand experience of autistic people through written accounts, video or presentations.
This course is suitable for staff who have regular contact with adults on the autism spectrum who have already completed the basic awareness course.
By the end of this course you will be able to
- describe some of the difficulties with sensory perception faced by autistic people
- describe some of the research into autistic people and sensory perception
- describe some of the evidence base for successful implementations
- explain the concept of person-environment fit and describe interventions that can help improve the person-environment fit
Staff applying for this course need to have a good understanding of autism already, and preferably will have completed the autism spectrum basic awareness for support staff course first.