Autism Support Training

Autism Awareness Training

Our training will help you:
Understand what autism is and be able to recognise possible traits of autism
Understand what is meant by the autistic spectrum
Recognise how people with autism view the world and process information
Understand how to minimise the anxiety of the person with autism
Learn practical, specific strategies to use when supporting someone with autism

Training takes place at our practice based inside the Haven. 70A Stony Stratford High Street mk11 1AH

Sensory Processing Disorder

This course includes an introduction to the significance of sensory issues in context of autism spectrum disorders. It will look at definitions of concepts and terminology including sensory processing, sensory modulation, sensory overload and hyper-and hyposensitivity. There will be an overview of sensory sensitivities encountered in people with autism and how sensitivities are experienced or manifest themselves differently within each individual.
Course aims:
To develop an understanding of how the senses function and to develop an awareness of our own sensory profile. The course aims to explore a wide range of sensory difficulties and differences associated with autism and their impact on the individual and will get participants to consider ways of minimising the impact of these sensory issues and creating more autism-friendly environments.
Course benefits:
Gain an overview of how the senses function
Broaden your knowledge on the range of sensory issues associated with autism
Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of sensory difficulties and differences on the daily lives of people with autism
Broaden practical knowledge for adapting sensory environments to the needs of people with autism
Be better equipped with tools and coping strategies to help people with autism manage their sensory difficulties.

Zones of Regulation

Learn to teach the children of your school about their sensory and emotional state. Giving tools to help navigate social and sensory challenges, helping children to become flexible thinkers and more understanding of others.
Course aims:
Provide you with a good understanding of the Zones of Regulation. Provide guidance on how to effectively teach children to self regulate.
Give you ideas as to how best self regulate depending upon the zone.
Provide you with the confidence to implement the Zones of Regulation throughout your school, and introduce it as a part of everyday life.
Course benefits:
Give children confidence to recognise their emotions and those in others, reducing playground conflict.
Learn how to reduce behaviours caused by frustration.
Provide you with the necessary resources to implement the Zones of Regulation right away.

The art of inclusive learning in school

Learn to help children with SEN engage and feel confident in learning. Using effective use of positive reinforcement to reduce unwanted behaviours and increase desired ones.
Course aims:
Challenge typical thinking on what being inclusive means.
Explore ways to make your school more inclusive. Provide effective solutions to aid inclusive learning.
Show how to record all progress no matter how small.
Course benefits:
Reduce teacher stress by providing proven strategies to gain engagement to learning.
Learn strategies to simply meet learning objectives.
Gain confidence in your own ability to meet the educational needs of SEN students.
Be able to meet Ofsted requirements of showing that every child can make progress.
Each training session is 2 hours long and will leave staff feeling more confident as well as being armed with practical advice that can simply and quickly be put into practice on return to school.
Training can be delivered at your own setting for more convenience. Ask for bespoke training if you have a particular training need.
Understanding autism and the impact it has on the child, family and school.
Sensory Processing Disorder and its impact on daily life both at home and school.
Understanding common behaviours within school and use simple proven strategies to reduce low level disruption and unwanted behaviours as well as preventing exclusions.
Zones of regulation, understanding emotions and learning to self regulate. Reducing unwanted behaviours and conflicts.
Effectively managing anger and frustration in children with ASD.
The art of inclusive learning to help children with SEN engage and feel confident in learning including effective use of positive reinforcement to reduce unwanted behaviours and increase desired ones.
How to document every small step of progress that a child has made to build up a picture of progress as required by Ofsted. Save valuable teacher time.
How to effectively remove barriers to learning and reduce work based anxiety by creating long lasting curriculum based resources.
A CPD accreditated certificate will be issued, this can be used as evidence of training that is now a requirement when applying for additional funding from the council. It also gives employees a recognised CPD standard award. You can be assured that your staff have recieved high quality training that has been verified and approved by one of the countries leading accreditation services.

Training for Parents and Carers

  • Understanding autism and the impact it has on the child, family and school.
  • Zones of Regulation, understanding emotions and learning to self regulate. Reducing unwanted behaviours and conflicts.
  • Effectively managing anger and frustration.
  • Creating and using visual timetables in the home.
  • Picture exchange communication (PECS), what is it, how to use it as well as support to implement PECS.
  • Using reward systems effectively to gain the best results, encourage independence and take back control in the home.
  • Completing a disability living application form.
  • Understanding Education Health Care Plans and top up funding.
  • Types of addition support available for families such as cinema tickets and grants.
  • Just Relax for adults.
  • Meditations for adults, will reduce anxiety and create a sense of calm. Spend time learning to just be in the moment. You are important too.
  • Little Stars, Relax Kids, and Chill skills. Wellbeing and meditation sessions for children aged 2-16, proven to reduce tempers, anxiety as well as improve sleep, concentration and self-esteem.