If you work with autistic children or adults you’ll be aware that the autistic sensory world can feel quite different and this can have an impact on people’s daily life and behaviour. If you’d like to understand more about this and learn practical ways of giving positive support, join us for this one-day course.

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Course content

  • the sensory world of autistic people
  • sensory systems and sensory processing
  • how individuals are affected
  • impact on daily life
  • behaviour and sensory sensitivities
  • the evidence base: what does research tell us?
  • sensory strategies
  • direct interventions and environmental strategies.

Who should attend?

Anyone who would like to know more about autism and sensory issues will find this course useful. You’ll need an understanding of autism before you attend the course.

Why attend?

There’s an overwhelming amount of information available about the effects of autism on people’s sensory world. This one day course gives you a complete overview of sensory issues, information you can trust, and strategies that National Autistic Society professionals use successfully in their own work.

You’ll meet fellow practitioners and work with a National Autistic Society trainer with many years’ experience of supporting autistic people. On completion of the course you can join Network Autism, our online professionals’ forum.

Get an attendance certificate detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.

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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

Cost for 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: £1295 + 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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Online training alternative

We offer online training on a similar topic with an introductory module Autism and sensory experience.

Cost per online module license: £30 + VAT

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