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Training courses for professionals in Slough offer 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.

Both sessions are open to professionals working in Berkshire and nearby areas.

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

We will be running two courses at the YES Shop in Slough’s Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre on Friday, June 23, and Friday, September 15, from 10am to 1pm.

Places at the sessions cost £25 per person. All those attending will receive a training pack and certificate.

Click here to book places on these courses, which are led by trained support workers from Autism Berkshire who have personal experience of supporting people with autism.

Participants in previous Introduction to Autism courses we have run in Reading have included education and health professionals, playworkers and housing, human resources and training staff.

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

Half-day or full-day courses are available, along with shorter information sessions.

Click here for more information, email or call Claire Finnerty at our office on 01189 594 594 to discuss specific requirements.

  • Please note that these courses are for professionals only – we run a range of other workshops for parents and carers of children with autism. Click here for details of these.