This one-day combined course provides an overview of the autism spectrum and explores stress and anxiety in autism and how these may be expressed.

The course brings together two of our most popular courses, enabling both an introduction to autism alongside a summary session on understanding stress, anxiety and their impact on behaviour. It is not as in-depth as our individual courses on understanding autism and understanding stress and anxiety in autism and the impact on behaviour, but it is an option for organisations who may have limited time.

Course overview

  • Considering difference – our understanding
  • Autism and its impact
  • Sensory processing
  • Shaping support
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Anxiety in autism
  • Understanding and assessing behaviour
  • Proactive and reactive strategies.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone working with children or adults on the autism spectrum who have limited understanding about autism and need to be introduced to essential strategies for supporting people with increased anxiety and behaviour that challenges. For delegates with limited knowledge in autism and behaviour and no previous training, we would recommend our individual courses on understanding autism and understanding stress and anxiety in autism and the impact on behaviour.

Benefits of attending

  • Discuss current thinking about autism
  • Explain some differences experienced by people on the autism spectrum
  • Recognise some causes of stress and anxiety for people on the autism spectrum
  • Identify and develop skills in understanding behaviour
  • Identify and implement proactive and reactive strategies of support.

Continued Professional Development

CPD Certified LogoThis course is certified by the CPD certification service (the leading independent CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms. Please ask us if you’d like to know more about how to use this as evidence of your CPD, or visit


In-house training for organisations: £1095 + VAT

Price includes all expenses and training materials for up to 25 delegates.