An introduction to autism, supportive strategies and the SPELL framework. 

This one-day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults. SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to autistic people’s needs. It will allow you to develop better practice and use evidence-based strategies to support autistic children and adults.

This course combines our popular individual courses on understanding autism and the SPELL framework into one day. It goes into less depth than the individual courses, but suits many organisations with limited time. If you’re unsure which course will suit you, our training team will be very happy to help. If you require this training as part of the BIS criteria for university mentors and non-medical helpers, read about our course for higher education professionals.

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Course content

  • The main areas of difference in autism (social communication and interaction, sensory processing, information processing)
  • How does autism affect people’s lives?
  • Causes of anxiety and stress
  • Introduction to the SPELL framework

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for anyone who works with autistic children or adults and wants to know more about autism and supportive approaches.

If you haven’t done any training before and know little about autism we recommend you book our individual courses on autism and SPELL.

Why attend? 

  • Gain knowledge about autism and practical approaches that will help you immediately in your work
  • Meet and network with fellow practitioners - on completion of the course you can join Network Autism, our online professionals’ forum
  • Work with a National Autistic Society trainer who has many years’ experience of supporting autistic people
  • Get an attendance certificate detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.

Logo: The CPD Certification Service

What is included?

Training is inclusive of:

  • training booklet 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.

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Scheduled Events

Individuals attending scheduled training event: £185 + VAT.

We run open access courses across the UK. The following dates available for this course are listed below. To book your place, please select 'book now' below, which will direct you to our online booking system.

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Bespoke training - at your workplace

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

Many of our training courses can be run in-house to your team. Our training team can also create bespoke training packages that suit your individual needs.

For information on booking in-house training please get in touch by completing our training enquiry form. Our team will contact you directly to discuss this with you further.

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