courseAutism Awareness Diploma

This course is sure to give you all the information you need to be able to live or work with someone who has Autism

Do you know someone with Autism? Or are you about to start working with someone that does? This course will help you learn and prepare through a series of in-depth modules. By the end of this course you will have learnt everything there is to know to help them enjoy a better quality of life.

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.

By taking this informative course you will have no problem when it comes to helping with this. You will know exactly what to expect and know ways to help with the disability.

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What the course will teach you:

  • An introduction into child psychology. How psychologists work with children to improve their psychological states.
  • Research and theories on child development and how to apply these theories.
  • An overview of cognitive development, from infancy to adolescents.
  • Information on genetics and the interaction between genes and the environment.
  • The nature/nurture debate and the science supporting each side.
  • Much more

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Autism Awareness Diploma

Course Length: 10 Hours

Module 1: Introduction to Autism

A brief definition of what autism is
A general introduction to autism spectrum disorders
A look at the conditions which fall under the autism spectrum
A glimpse at different conditions which can be related to autism

Module 2 : Learning Disabilities Associated with Autism

An in-depth comparison of autism and Asperger's Syndrome
The three separate conditions on the autism spectrum
Problems associated with social skills and learning for young people with autism
The challenges of communication and learning for young people with autism

Module 3 : Causes and Diagnoses of Autism

What the main causes of autism are
What "causes" of autism have now been investigated and debunked by specialists and researchers
How autism and Asperger's Syndrome are diagnosed in adults
How autism is diagnosed in children

Module 4 : Language and Communication Skills

How people on the spectrum may try to communicate
The stages of communication and language processing
Fundamental categories of language delays
The process of expressive language

Module 5 : Understanding and Dealing with Autistic Behaviour

Understanding autistic behaviour patterns
Comprehending the purpose of and motivation behind such behaviour
Understanding behaviour and setting limits
Recognising when children's behaviour shows autistic traits

Module 6 : Addressing Common Myths Connected with Autism

Address several of the most common myths connected with autism spectrum disorders
Look specifically at the theory that measles, mumps and rubella vaccines can result in children becoming autistic
Investigate suggestions that dietary needs or deficiencies may cause autism
Address the old theory that autism is a result of poor parenting

Module 7 : Recognised Approaches to Autism

What is the S.P.E.L.L. Framework?
An introduction to different recognised approaches to autism
Preparing for social inclusion
The person-centred approach

Module 8 : Best Practices when Dealing with Autistic Individuals

How to ensure a safe environment at all times
Creating a safety plan for an autistic individual
Practical and sensible considerations for home, school, and the community
Various visual strategies that can be helpful in dealing with those on the spectrum

Module 9 : Organisational Considerations

Organisation in the home environment
Organisation at school
Organisation in the workplace
Organisation while out and about in the community

Module 10 : Ethical Considerations and Legal Obligations

The important ethical considerations for working effectively with autistic people
The National Autistic Society's Code of Practice for Autism related training
What unethical approaches to dealing with autistic individuals are
Why strict ethical considerations must be made when working with those on the spectrum

Module 11 : Encouraging Autism Awareness

Learning about World Autism Awareness Day, marking Autism Awareness Month in UK schools, and celebrating Autism Awareness Month
Learning more about the goals of Autism Awareness UK
Learning more about the goals of Autism Awareness UK
Understanding why everyone should have better autism awareness

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)

Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.