Understanding Autism Short Course

Launching November 2020

Most people are now aware of Autism, or have at least heard of it.  This course provides a general introduction to autism looking at spectrum looking at the history of understanding autism and the latest research as well as the main characteristics and how we currently support Autism. This course is perfect for anyone who wants to develop their understanding of autism for personal or professional reasons.


Module 1 – What is Autism?

  • What is the history of Autism?
  • What are the main characteristics of Autism?
  • Autism and neurotypical/neurodiverse
  • Genetics of autism
  • Why is autism a spectrum
  • Common terminology & alternative names

Module 2 – Diagnosing Autism

  • How important is diagnosis
  • How diagnosis is made
  • DSM-5 & ICD-10 Criteria
  • What does autism feel like
  • Autism in females
  • Co-morbidity

Module 3 – Autism in daily life

  • Executive function skills
  • Social communication and social interaction characteristics
  • Repetitive and restrictive behaviour
  • Highly focused interests or hobbies
  • Sensory Sensitivities
  • Autism & mental health

Module 4 – Supporting Autism

  • Interventions & evaluating evidence:
    • TEACCH
    • Applied behavioural analysis
    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
    • Pre-school Autism Communication Therapy (PACT)
  • Supporting within family life
  • Supporting within education
  • Autism in adulthood

In partnership with:

Online short course
£149.99 + VAT

opening & contact

We are open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

To make a booking or an enquiry, please do call us on 020 8611 2605 or
email: rta-training@forumbusinessmedia.co.uk

Our address is

Forum Business Media Ltd,

4th Floor

3 Shortlands

Hammersmith, London

W6 8DA.

Reg office:  As Above

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