Understanding Autism

Understand more about autistic people from autistic perspectives with this CPD-certified course.

About The Course

Autistic people experience the world in ways that are different from non-autistic people. This includes differences in communication and sensory experiences. These differences can often disadvantage autistic people as they navigate the non-autistic world. All autistic people will share these key differences but this may appear very differently in each person.

Around 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, 1 in every 100 people. No blood tests or brain scans can tell us if a person is autistic, so what exactly are we talking about?

What topics will you cover?

  • What is autism
  • Social communication skills
  • Sensory sensitivities and repetitive behaviours
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Strengths and challenges of autistic people
  • Lived experiences of autistic people

Who is the course for?

You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to do this course, but it might interest practitioners in the field of autism, healthcare workers, autistic people, and parents or carers.

It is ideal for anyone considering postgraduate study in the field, such as the PCert in Autism Studies at the University of Kent.

Understanding Autism

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