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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 You may have to allow pop-ups for this e-learning module. If you need help in doing this, please contact Corporate Learning and Development's helpdesk on 033 022 22003 (x22003). 
    Online Learning Course Category Children 
    Subject Areas Equality and Diversity, Children and Young People, Behaviour Learning 
    Target Audience WSCC Staff, PVI Sector - Children, PVI Sector - Adults, Children Services, Adult Services 
    Session Session Date Session Length Session Venue
    Online Learning Anytime 25 minutes At your desk