Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates and relates to the people around them. According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom. This equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number of children being diagnosed with the condition is continuing to increase. In the UK, the National Autistic Society support and resource the parents and carers of autistic children. External support combined with training in autism awareness will help give parents and carers an understanding on how to plan to manage the condition. While those with autism may share certain traits and difficulties, the condition presents in different ways. The severity of the condition is gauged as a consequence of where an autistic is on the spectrum.
Our autism awareness certification training course will provides an understanding of what autism is and the affect it has on a child’s daily life. It will touch on the causes of autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how to provide effective support for those with the condition. The course also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s quality of life.
|Definitions, Context & Background||1|
|Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder||2|
|Diagnosing Autism Spectrum||3|
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Online assessment for this autism awareness certification is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox. Hard copies of the award are available on request. The course takes 30 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.