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).
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.
Each course consists of six interactive workshops, each lasting around two hours, including time for questions.
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.
|Group 6 - Online
2 - 4 pm
|Group 7 - Online
1 - 3 pm
|Thursday 25th January 2024
|Friday 9th February 2024
|Thursday 1st February 2024
|Friday 23rd February 2024
|Thursday 22nd February 2024
|Friday 1st March 2024
|Thursday 29th February 2024
|Friday 8th March 2024
|Thursday 7th March 2024
|Friday 15th March 2024
|Thursday 14th March 2024
|Friday 22nd March 2024
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 early 2024