Training Courses

Autism Training

Autism related training courses have been delivered externally to parents, carers and many 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: communityaccess@autismhampshire.org.uk


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.

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

Each session will cover a different aspect of the condition with the aim of increasing your understanding of your child’s unique way of looking at 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 5 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 3 hours long. The first half consists of a presentation on the given topic after which there will be an opportunity to put questions to a panel comprising representatives from Autism Hampshire and CAMHS.

Dates:

  • 30th January - Introduction and Thinking. 10.00 am - 2.30 pm.
  • 13th February - Communication and Social Interaction. 10.00 am - 2.30 pm.
  • 21st February - Sensory Perception and Behaviour. 10.00 am - 2.30 pm.
  • 27th February - Behaviour. 10.00 am - 1.00 pm.

Calmore Community Centre
Calmore Drive
SO40 2ZU

To book please call Autism Hampshire on 02380 766162

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

Each session will cover a different aspect of the condition with the aim of increasing your understanding of your child’s unique way of looking at 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 5 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 3 hours long. The first half consists of a presentation on the given topic after which there will be an opportunity to put questions to a panel comprising representatives from Autism Hampshire and CAMHS. If you prefer a less public forum, you may also book a 15 minute 1:1 slot with any of the panel members.

Dates:

All sessions are 10am- 1pm

  • 26th February - Behaviour

Course Location:

Oak Park
8 Lavant Drive
Havant
PO9 2AW

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

Each session will cover a different aspect of the condition with the aim of increasing your understanding of your child’s unique way of looking at 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 5 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 3 hours long. The first half consists of a presentation on the given topic after which there will be an opportunity to put questions to a panel comprising representatives from Autism Hampshire and CAMHS. If you prefer a less public forum, you may also book a 15 minute 1:1 slot with any of the panel members.

Dates:

All sessions are 10am- 1pm

  • 6th February - Behaviour

Course Location:

Osbourne House
Osborn Road
Fareham
PO16 7ES

Please call on 02380 766162 to book your place


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

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