Schools workshops

Hampshire School Workshops

Autism Hampshire will be holding a course, which is funded by the council, for staff from Hampshire schools. These courses are to develop further understanding of autistic children and young people.

This course is CPD accredited and benchmarked against tier two of the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People (Health Education England).

Workshop Details

The aim of the course is to provide insight, advice and support to staff who work alongside autistic children in the school setting, whether prior, during or post a child's assessment and diagnosis. Each session will explore a child’s unique way of experiencing every aspect of their school day, and suggest practical ways in which their differences can be accommodated and supported.

What will happen during the course?

Each course consists of six interactive workshops, each lasting around two hours, including time for questions.

Who can attend?

The course is aimed towards all teaching staff, SENCos, all school personnel, headteachers and deputy headteachers.


Session 1 - Introduction to the Neurodiversity approach

Provides the foundation and context for the other sessions.

Session 2 - Autistic Thinking

Explores how differences in brain structure can generate some unique and individual styles of thinking, and offers practical advice on how to support some areas of difficulty.

Session 3 - Autistic Communication

Discusses autistic perspectives on the use and processing of communication and ideas for adapting interactive styles in order to respect and accommodate them.

Session 4 - Autistic Social Interaction

The focus is on rethinking social expectations and helping autistic people develop relationships in an authentically autistic way.

Session 5 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Demonstrates how atypical sensory perception is manifested in stims, how to interpret them, and suggests things to try in the absence of viable strategies created by the person themselves.

Session 6 - Behaviour

Demonstrates how accepting, understanding and adapting to how children and young people see the world can dramatically reduce anxiety and behaviours of concern.

Course Dates 2024 

Hampshire Schools Workshop One Hampshire Schools Workshop Two Hampshire Schools Workshop Three
15:00 to 17:00 14:00 to 16:00 14:00 to 16:00
Thursday 19th September Monday 30th September Friday 8th November
Thursday 26th September Monday 7th October Friday 15th November
Thursday 3rd October Monday 14th October Friday 22nd November
Thursday 10th October Monday 21st October Friday 29th November
Thursday 17th October Monday 4th November Friday 6th December
Thursday 24th October Monday 11th November Friday 13th December
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Course Dates 2025

Hampshire Schools Workshop Four Hampshire Schools Workshop Five Hampshire Schools Workshop Six
15:00 to 17:00 14:00 to 16:00 14:00 to 16:00
Wednesday 8th January 2025 Friday 10th January 2025 Tuesday 4th February 2025
Wednesday 15th January Friday 17th January Tuesday 11th February
Wednesday 22nd January Friday 24th January Tuesday 25th February
Wednesday 29th January Friday 31st January Tuesday 4th March
Wednesday 5th February Friday 7th February Tuesday 11th March
Wednesday 12th February Friday 14th February Tuesday 18th March

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Please be aware that we expect participants to attend and actively engage with all sessions. A certificate will be issued on successful completion of the full course. In the event that you are unable to attend a session, please let us know in advance, where possible, at

These sessions will all be held virtually via Microsoft Teams, so you will need to have access to the appropriate technology, including camera and microphone. If you require any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, please contact us to discuss prior to the start of the course.

Hampshire Schools workshop 2024-2025

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