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Training courses offer Berkshire professionals an insight into Autism

Professionals working in a range of roles can learn more about supporting people with autism on training courses being run by Autism Berkshire for the first time in Slough.

The Introduction to Autism course provides an understanding of what autism is and what it feels like to have autism, as well as offering strategies and ideas for supporting people on the autism spectrum and their families and carers.

The course covers:

• What is Autism? Key areas of difficulties, sensory sensitivities and real-life accounts

• Behaviour and Communication. Understanding behaviourial difficulties; Using visual supports and communication strategies

• The Berkshire Autism Alert Card

Slough Youth Group

We are running two workshops at the YES Shop in Slough’s Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre on Friday, June 23, and Friday, September 15, from 10am to 1pm. Both are open to professionals from Berkshire and nearby areas.

Places cost £25 per person, book online >>>

All those attending will receive a training pack and certificate.

Autism Berkshire’s chief executive officer, Jane Stanford-Beale, said: “Participants in previous courses we have run in Reading have included education and health professionals, playworkers and housing, human resources and training staff. The courses are a chance to find out more about autism and share experiences with people working in the public and voluntary sectors and a variety of businesses.”

Autism Berkshire also offers tailored training sessions for groups of people whose jobs may bring them into contact with people with autism spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

For more information about the courses in Slough and other training for professionals, see autismberkshire.org.uk/bespoke-training-for-professionals/, email admin@autismberkshire.org.uk or call Claire Finnerty at our office on 01189 594 594 to discuss specific requirements.

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