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Training and Resources

We offer a range of autism-specific training courses for families, carers, professionals and employers. We are proud to work with our training partners All About Autism, who offer a wealth of knowledge and experience.

An Introduction to Autism

Course duration: 3 hours

Course overview: This course will provide you with an overview of what autism is and how it affects individuals on the spectrum.

Who should attend: Anyone who would like an awareness of autism.

Understanding Autism and the SPELL Framework

Course duration: 1 day or 2 half days or 4 X 2 hours

Course overview: This course will consider the key areas of difference in autism including the history, theories, diagnosis and the impact of autism on individuals and families. It will also focus on using the SPELL framework to support individuals with autism considering each element of the framework in turn including strategies to support individuals.

Who should attend: This course is suitable for anyone wanting to increase their understanding of autism. It is recommended that anyone supporting a person with autism should complete this course.

SPELL Refresher Course

Course duration: 3 hours

Course overview: This course gives participants an opportunity to refresh their knowledge and recap on the core principles of SPELL. It considers current research and clinical developments in the field of Autism. Participants will also get an opportunity for discussion.

Who should attend: This course is suitable for anyone who has previously completed SPELL training more than two years ago. It is recommended that anyone supporting a person with autism should refresh their knowledge every two years.

*We can also make private arrangements for training with organisations and employers. For further details, or to find out the dates of the next courses, please contact Rowan Branch.

 

SPELL training is the National Autistic Society’s framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum. It focuses on five principles which have been identified as vital to best practice in the field of autism:

  • Structure
  • Positive [approaches and expectations]
  • Empathy
  • Low arousal
  • Links

At our offices we have a lending library of autism-related resources.
And we are here to help when it comes to referrals to other services and professionals.

For more information, please contact us on 871888 or email ajadmin@autismjersey.org