Training Courses

Autism Training

Autism related training courses have been delivered externally to many people and organisations over the last ten years with great success. Autism Hampshire trainers collaborate with Experts by Experience on the design and content of autism specific training and personal perspectives are an integral part of all the courses.

CAMHS

Autism Hampshire, in partnership with CAMHS, have been delivering an autism specific training cycle, encompassing 6 topic specific sessions, to parents and carers whose children are either on the pathway to diagnosis or have been recently diagnosed as on the autism spectrum. These training sessions have been hugely popular and often oversubscribed.

‘Putting my daughter’s behaviours into context of her autism and having practical ideas and solutions to help has been invaluable’

For further information contact: information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk

See below for current and up-coming courses

Free Autism Support and Information Programme for Parents

Venues include Aldershort, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Havant, New Forest and Winchester

We would like to invite you to a free programme of five sessions offering learning, support and advice on various aspects of being autistic during your child’s assessment or following their diagnosis.

Each session will cover a different area with the aim of increasing understanding of your child’s perception of the world, and how this may show itself in how they behave.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through the first four sessions as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour. If, however, you are unable to attend on any of the dates given overleaf, you have the option of catching up next time around as this is a rolling programme.

What will happen at the group?

Each group is three hours long and will include a presentation on the given topic. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join group discussion during a question and answer session following the presentation.

To book your place please email The Information, Advice and Guidance Team on information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk

2019 Locations, Dates and Times

Aldershot

Friday 19th July- Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Friday 18th October - Communication

Friday 22nd November - Social Interaction

Friday 24th January - Sensory Perception

Friday 13th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.30am to 1.30pm

Aldershot Centre for Health, Hospital Hill, Aldershot, GU11 1AY


Basingstoke

Wednesday 26th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 25th September- Communication

Wednesday 13th November - Social Interaction

Wednesday 15th January - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 4th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Brookvale Community Centre, Lower Brook St,

Basingstoke, RG21 7RP


Eastleigh

Tuesday 18th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Thursday 11th July - Communication

Friday 6th September - Social Interaction

Friday 18th October - Sensory Perception

Friday 8th November - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Wells Place Centre, Wells Place, Eastleigh, SO50 5LJ,


Fareham

Wednesday 12th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 11th September - Communication

Wednesday 23rd October - Social Interaction

Wednesday 11th December - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 12th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Autism Hampshire, 1648 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley

Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AH


Havant

Wednesday 19th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 18th September - Communication

Wednesday 6th November - Social Interaction

Wednesday 8th January - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 26th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Oak Park Health Centre, Lavant Drive, Havant, PO9 2AW


New Forest

Wednesday 5th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 4th September - Communication

Wednesday 16th October - Social Interaction

Wednesday 4th December - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 5th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Calmore Community Centre, Calmore Drive, Southampton

SO40 2ZU


Winchester

Friday 19th July - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Monday 7th October - Communication

Friday 29th November - Social Interaction

Monday 27th January - Sensory Perception

Monday 16th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

UNIT 12 Winnall Valley Rd, Winchester, SO23 0LD

Autism Hampshire will be holding 6 free Autism Support and Information workshops for families of children and young people on the autism spectrum, across Southampton.

Click here for an information sheet with full details of content, times, dates and venues

For more information and to book a place please contact the Autism Hampshire Information and Advice team.

Workshop Details

The aim of the sessions is to provide insight, advice and
support prior, during or following a child's assessment and diagnosis. Each session will explore a different aspect of your child’s unique way of experiencing the world, and suggest practical ways in which their differences can be accommodated and supported. The focus will be on nurturing the autistic child and their characteristics rather than teaching them to ‘mask’ or ‘pass for normal’.

What will happen at the group?

Each workshop is 3 hours long. The first part consists of a presentation after which there will be an opportunity for questions. The workshops are open to family members and others closely associated with the care and support of the child.

The course is not open to professionals unless they are attending in their capacity as parent or carer.

Who are the workshops aimed at:

Autistic adults resident within Southampton City Council boundaries who wish to gain more insight into what makes them different and why.

Aim of the Workshops

The aim of these workshops is to support participants towards gaining a greater understanding of what being autistic means. The focus will be on developing as an autistic person rather than learning strategies aimed at ‘masking’ or ‘passing for normal’.

After an initial Introductory session, participants will have an opportunity to shape the content of each subsequent session by submitting ideas and questions related to each set topic in advance.

Click here for an information sheet with full details, dates, times and venues

Please note that sessions are only open to autistic adults resident within the Southampton City Council Boundaries.

For more information and to book a place contact the Autism Hampshire Information and Advice team.

Autism Hampshire trainers, in partnership with Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Autism Voice, delivers the Autism Ambassador scheme for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight and it was launched in May 2015 in line with the Department of Health recommendations in the ‘Think Autism’ strategy.

An Autism Ambassador can:

  • provide the opportunity to make a difference to a person living with autism and their families.
  • act as an agent for change through being a positive voice for people on the autism spectrum
  • raise awareness of autism through work processes and practices
  • influence reasonable adjustments that can be made in the workplace
  • build knowledge and sharing of best practice through development networks.

‘Very thought provoking thank you. Will certainly support the work I am currently undertaking’.

‘Great delivery and incredibly informative! Very approachable and clearly passionate team’.

For further information contact: admin@ascambbassador.org.uk

Or visit the website: http://www.ascambassador.org.uk

It is Autism Hampshire's policy to ensure all its staff are trained to the very highest standards. To facilitate this we have a robust annual training calendar of in-house specialist training covering the care and education of adults on the autism spectrum.

All support staff from day one of Corporate Induction are working towards becoming an Autism Practitioner by following the Autism Practitioner Pathway

Free Autism Support and Information Programme for Parents In Hampshire

Venues include Aldershot, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Havant, New Forest and Winchester

We would like to invite you to a free programme of five sessions offering learning, support and advice on various aspects of being autistic during your child’s assessment or following their diagnosis.

Each session will cover a different area with the aim of increasing understanding of your child’s perception of the world, and how this may show itself in how they behave.

It is beneficial to start at the beginning and work through the first four sessions as they are designed to create a context for the final session which focuses on behaviour. If, however, you are unable to attend on any of the dates given overleaf, you have the option of catching up next time around as this is a rolling programme.

What will happen at the group?

Each group is three hours long and will include a presentation on the given topic. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and join group discussion during a question and answer session following the presentation.

To book your place please email The Information, Advice and Guidance Team on information.advice@autismhampshire.org.uk

Locations, Dates and Times

Aldershot

Friday 19th July- Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Friday 18th October - Communication

Friday 22nd November - Social Interaction

Friday 24th January - Sensory Perception

Friday 13th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.30am to 1.30pm

Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill,

Aldershot

GU11 1AY


Basingstoke

Wednesday 26th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 25th September- Communication

Wednesday 13th November - Social Interaction

Wednesday 15th January - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 4th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Brookvale Community Centre

Lower Brook St,

Basingstoke

RG21 7RP

Eastleigh

Tuesday 18th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Thursday 11th July - Communication

Friday 6th September - Social Interaction

Friday 18th October - Sensory Perception

Friday 8th November - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Wells Place Centre

Wells Place

Eastleigh,

SO50 5LJ

Fareham

Wednesday 12th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 11th September - Communication

Wednesday 23rd October - Social Interaction

Wednesday 11th December - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 12th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Autism Hampshire

1648 Parkway

Solent Business Park

Whiteley

Fareham

Hampshire

PO15 7AH

Havant

Wednesday 19th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 18th September - Communication

Wednesday 6th November - Social Interaction

Wednesday 8th January - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 26th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Oak Park Health Centre

Lavant Drive

Havant

PO9 2AW

New Forest

Wednesday 5th June - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Wednesday 4th September - Communication

Wednesday 16th October - Social Interaction

Wednesday 4th December - Sensory Perception

Wednesday 5th February - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

Calmore Community Centre

Calmore Drive

Southampton

SO40 2ZU

Winchester

Friday 19th July - Introduction to Autism and Thinking

Monday 7th October - Communication

Friday 29th November - Social Interaction

Monday 27th January - Sensory Perception

Monday 16th March - Behaviour

All sessions will take place between 10.00am to 1.00pm

UNIT 12 Winnall Valley Rd,

Winchester

SO23 0LD

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