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Autism and Mental Health Training

Understand the autism spectrum and learn strategies to better support autistic children and young people

What you’ll learn

Thinking and practice about the autism spectrum changes as we learn more about it. This course will update your knowledge and help you better support children and young people and provide you with practical suggestions

By the end of the course, you’ll:

  • know more about the autism spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome
  • be able to describe the disorders associated with it and how it's linked to mental health
  • understand the specific needs of girls and young women on the autism spectrum
  • respond better to the needs of children and young adults affected by it
  • develop autism-friendly strategies to support young people and/or their families and find out if more specialist help is needed

Why take the course?

Children and young adults on the autism spectrum, which includes Asperger Syndrome, can have difficulty relating socially, be resistant to change and become dependent on restrictive routines.

Around one in 100 children and young people are affected. Some will need special educational support and many may be vulnerable to bullying.

If you can spot the signs of autism as early as possible and help children and young people to develop strategies to cope, you can make a real difference to their future.

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