Understanding autism and learning disability - 2 day workshop

Course information
Date
Level
Intermediate
Locations
Online
Length and time
09:00-17:00
Cost
£0.00
Course information
Date
Level
Intermediate
Locations
Online
Length and time
09:00-17:00
Cost
£0.00
About the course

Attendees to attend all 3 days

Core topics 1-day workshop

  • Learning disability awareness
  • Understanding and supporting autistic people with a learning disability

This is a fully co-produced training with subject matter expert clinicians and autistic people, following the standards of the Autism Core Capability Framework 2019.

Core topics: 2-day workshop

  • Understanding autism
  • Understanding and supporting stress and anxiety in autistic people
  • Understanding and supporting trauma in autism
  • Understanding and supporting autistic people in a secure setting
Learning Objectives

1-day workshop

• What is a learning disability
• Causes and prevalence
• Be aware of historical issues/experiences and the impact of these on people
• Identify support needs of adults with learning disabilities and ways of ensuring person-centred support
• What is autism and learning disability
• Prevalence of autism in people with learning disabilities
• Know how to identify and support communication needs of autistic people with a learning disability
• Understand diagnostic overshadowing and how to avoid it
• Identify ways of supporting anxiety and stress
• Understand STOMP and how to use this in practice
• Establish what good support would be in your service

2 day workshop

DAY 1
  • Understanding the importance of autistic perspectives
  • Reflection on own values
  • Describe diagnostic criteria and areas of difference in autism
  • Discuss neurodiversity and co-occurring conditions
  • Discuss adjustments in approach and environment to meet the needs of young autistic people in your service
  • Describe some of the theories around autism and their impact on young autistic people
  • Understand stress and anxiety in relation to the areas of difference
  • Describe causes for increased anxiety
  • Reflection on adjustments and how to support autistic people during meltdowns/shutdowns
  • Recognise the importance and impact of language used when supporting autistic people
  • Understand why autistic people rely on repetitive behaviours and interests to manage anxiety levels
  • Identify ways of supporting autistic people with high-levels of anxiety and the importance of low-arousal approach
  • Understanding how and when PBS may be useful in supporting autistic people
  • Identify tips and strategies for developing a therapeutic relationship with someone and engagement with families
DAY 2
  • Understand how autistic people can be affected by trauma and how Mental Health services may contribute to this
  • Explain how the survival system is triggered and why this happens
  • How to use the Window of Tolerance model to understand how behaviour can appear unpredictable
  • Plan for how things could be done differently from the start of an admission (using a case study)
  • Understand what forensic settings are
  • Autism and criminal justice system and how behaviour may be misunderstood
  • What the diagnostic challenges of secure services are
  • Understanding risks and ways of managing these
  • Understand interpersonal and engagement challenges faced by autistic people in secure services
  • Identifying reasonable adjustments and SPELL framework
  • Identify challenges and ways of overcoming these in discharge from secure services

This is a fully co-produced training with subject matter expert clinicians and autistic people, following the standards of the Autism Core Capability Framework 2019.

Course schedule

Target audience
Adult learning disability services, Allied health professionals, Care co-ordinator, Care support worker, Clinical support worker, Health care assistant, Support staff, Others.
Locations
Upcoming date
Length and time
Online
06/12/2022 09:00-17:00
8 hours
Locations
Upcoming date
Length and time
Online
12/12/2022 09:00-17:00
8 hours
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