This one-day course will provide a comprehensive introduction to autism. The course will focus on how and why autistic people may be involved with the criminal justice system, as well as how professionals should be adapting their processes to meet their needs. Recognising and understanding the key areas of difference experienced by autistic people is vital for providing effective support.

Course content

  • understanding autism and the main areas of difference
  • social communication and interaction
  • sensory processing in autism
  • anxiety in autism
  • intense interests in autism
  • creating enabling environments.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for professionals working in the criminal justice system, including police officers, prison workers, secure unit and court staff who want to develop a general awareness and understanding of autism. Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their practices and how these can be adapted to meet the needs of autistic people.

Why attend? 

The course aims to increase your understanding of autism and how it can affect people in different ways. It will allow opportunity to recognise the potential vulnerability of autistic people to be victims, and to be coerced into actions by others.

There will be a focus on identifying key characteristics in autistic people that may play a part in them coming into contact with the criminal justice system.

You will learn about supportive approaches and strategies of support that will be useful in supporting autistic people who become involved with the criminal justice system.


In-house training for organisations: £1,295 + VAT (price includes all expenses and training materials for up to 25 delegates) 

Training provided at a venue of your choice and will be inclusive of:

  • training materials and information provided for each delegate
  • opportunity to hear autistic perspectives; this may be through films, quotes from autistic people or the inclusion of a speaker by experience
  • signposting to relevant literature and resources. 


For information on booking in-house training please complete our Training Enquiry Form.