This one-day course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum. Emphasis is given on how our understanding of autism has evolved and how current approaches inform our understanding and practices. Recognising and understanding the key areas of difference experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum is vital to providing effective support.

Course content

  • Identifying autism:
    • What is autism?
    • How our understanding of autism has evolved – history
  • Sensory processing in autism
  • Theories and their use
  • Anxiety in autism
  • The impact of autism on families
  • Shaping support.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to increase their understanding of autism and strategies to support individuals. It is relevant for those who support autistic children or adults.

Why attend?

  • Gain an increased understanding of the autism spectrum and be able to identify main areas of difference
  • Understand that autism affects people in different ways
  • Identify differences in how autistic people may process sensory information
  • Be familiar with current thinking around the causes of autism and gain an understanding of how theories have tried to explain some of the characteristics of autism and how these have changed over the years
  • Understand the effect of increased anxiety for autistic people
  • Understand the impact of autism on families
  • Identify ways of changing your practice and making changes to workplace to effectively support people.

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Continued Professional Development

This 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)

Training will be provided at a venue of your choice and will be 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.


To make an enquiry please call 0141 285 7117 and choose option 1 then option 1 again or email

To book or to amend a booking please call 0141 285 7117 and choose option 2 then option 1 or email