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Understanding Autism

Concessionary Fee: £10.00
Start Date

Fri 15 Oct 2021


2 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £10.00

Course content

  • Define what is meant by ‘autism’
  • Describe key features of a person-centred approach to individuals with autism
  • Identify some of the delays in speech, language and social development that can occur with individuals with autism
  • List ways to support positive behaviour and the development of coping strategies
  • Outline how our understanding of autism has developed over the last 30+ years


This one-day course will look at the typical signs and symptoms associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, its possible causes and potential therapies/management. All those interested are encouraged to come along; no previous knowledge is necessary.

Course content:

In addition to the summary above, there we will cover the history of autism as a diagnosis, as well as some new approaches to understanding the condition. Note that the course focusses on understanding autism rather than on practical care issues.


  • None, beginner level.

What do I need to do this course?

Access to the interenet, use of a laptop or tablet, and to use Zoom.

To attend the full day session.

Teaching Methods

  • Tutor and group discussion, individual activities.

    How is your progress checked?

    Learners will be asked to complete a Personal Learning Record at the end of the course.

    What can I do after this course?

    Understanding Specific Learning Disabilities Level 2.

Concessionary Fee: £10.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Barbara Hancock
  • Time: 1000-1200
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Autumn
  • Location: Online Class
  • Full fee: £10.00
  • Concessionary fee: £10.00


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