Understanding Autism

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Course Type: Accredited
Awarding Body: CACHE Level 2

About this course:

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.


• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
• Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
• Further your personal and professional development
• Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
• Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

What you will learn

• Introduction to Autism
• Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
• Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
• Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
• Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
• Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

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