Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and
relates to other people around them. According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about
700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number
of children being diagnosed with the condition is continuing to increase.
This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily
life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the
typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the
condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention
methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make
to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.
People working in adult and child care environments.
Those working in all areas of care may come into contact with people who has Autistic Spectrum
Disorders ASD. Although the course focuses on children with autism, having an awareness of the
condition and how best to provide support to someone with ASD will be of use to anyone who
interacts with and cares for children and adults as part of their work.
- Definitions, Context & Background
- Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Testing and Support
Having a knowledge of the typical behaviours and challenges associated with ASD can equip you to
identify these and act in a supportive way.
CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through
the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their
work and personal life.
There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow ups to this
course and if you are responsible for the care of adults or children then a wide range of them would
provide valuable additions to your knowledge.
Specific topics that compliment this directly are Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage,
Equality and Diversity and Mental Health Awareness.
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
Duration: 30 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.
It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions)