Autism is a lifelong developmental disability affecting how people communicate and interact with the world. One in around 100 people are believed to have autism, meaning there are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.
Symptoms must be present from early development in childhood and cause significant difficulties in social and communication aspects of life, along with repetitive and restrictive behaviours. These will be all be explored in this course.
- To increase awareness of autism
- To understand the concept of the autism spectrum and the term ‘neurotypical’
- To explore some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding autism
- To be aware of the daily lived experience of autistic people, both the challenges and the strengths
- To understand how to create enabling environments for autistic people
- To improve practice and confidence in supporting autistic people