Introduction To Autism

Event Description The Autism Act 2009 received Royal Assent in November of that year thanks to a huge campaign effort and cross-party support in Parliament. In 2010 the strategy "Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives" was published. One of the outcomes identified the need to increase awareness and understanding of autism across the public sector. This course will support you with your knowledge and understanding of autism and has been produced in partnership by the SHIP autism workforce development and training group; (Southampton; Hampshire; Isle of Wight and Portsmouth's Health and Social Care Authorities and Hampshire Autistic Society.)
Training Objectives The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to the topic of Autism and Asperger Syndrome. 
Learning Outcomes If you apply what you have learnt on this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify what autism is
  • List the triad of impairments
  • Recognise sensory issues
  • Investigate further resources
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    Course Pre-Requisites  
    Course Instructions Please note, the Quiz/Board Game at the end of this module will not run due to a Flash Player issue, however you should be able to move past this using the arrows in the bottom right. There are a few quiz questions after this that do work and also following support pages that can be accessed.

    If you are having any other issues with this module please see the E-Learning Help page.

    If you are not able to find the help you need on the E-Learning Help Page or are still experiencing issues, please contact the Corporate Learning and Development helpdesk on cld@westsussex.gov.uk or 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Online Learning Course Category Children 
    Subject Areas Equality and Diversity, Children and Young People 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, PVI Sector - Children, PVI Sector - Adults, Children Services, Adult Services 
    Course Costs
    Internal LA Cost: £0.00
    PVI/Care Provider Cost: £0.00
    Partnership Cost: £0.00
    Early Years Subscriber Cost: £0.00
    External Cost: £0.00
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 25 minutes At your desk

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