What is autism awareness training?

what is autism awareness training

Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects about 1 in 100 people in the UK.

It is a spectrum condition that affects everyone differently, some people with autism live independently, whilst others require higher levels of support.

Common characteristics of people with autism include:

  • Challenges with communication and social interaction.
  • Sensory differences.
  • Repetitive actions.
  • Highly focussed interests.
  • Anxiety.

If you know or work with someone with autism, then educating yourself about the condition and how they experience and relate to the world can help you to understand the most effective ways to communicate with and support them.

Promoting a better understanding of autism in the healthcare industry, the workplace, education, and the community at large helps to encourage acceptance and awareness of autism. Feeling understood and accepted improves the happiness and well-being of those with the condition, helping them to thrive and reach their full potential.

In this article, we will explain a little more about what autism training is, what it involves, and why it is so important.

What is autism awareness training?

Autism awareness training is an educational course designed to help those who know or work with someone with autism understand the condition better.

After taking the course, individuals are equipped with the knowledge and skills they require to provide a high level of care and support to someone with autism.

In a professional setting, staff that are equipped with a qualification in autism care can provide a high level of specialist care and support to those with the condition.

Before booking an autism awareness training course, always check that it is run by a professional and certified training provider. Here at CBAT, all of our training courses are both CPD and Qualsafe certified and we are the preferred training provider for some of the largest healthcare organisations in the country. You can count on us to always provide comprehensive and engaging training courses run by experienced and qualified trainers.

Why is autism awareness training so important?

People with autism experience the world differently and can feel very isolated without the understanding and support of those around them.

An autism awareness course provides individuals with the skills and knowledge they require to communicate effectively with someone with autism and provide them with a high level of understanding and compassionate support.

Understanding and being knowledgeable about the condition helps to empower and give confidence to those supporting or caring for a person with autism.

Knowledge can also help to clear up misunderstandings or misconceptions about the condition and promote acceptance and inclusion and banish discrimination, particularly in settings like schools, universities, and the workplace.

Being surrounded by people who understand the condition and communicate in ways that they are comfortable with can have a significant positive impact on the mental health, well-being, and quality of life of those with autism.

Who will find autism awareness training useful?

Taking a course in autism awareness can be beneficial to anyone who knows or works with someone with autism, whether that’s at home or work.

Here at Care Business Associates, we run a masterclass in autism and sensory training. Our course is very popular with a wide range of different people, including:

  • Healthcare workers.
  • Parents.
  • Friends and relatives.
  • Employers.
  • Colleagues.
  • Teachers.
  • Carers.

It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are in which you know someone with autism, an understanding of their condition and how to communicate effectively with them are key to forging a good relationship.

Our course is popular with the friends and family of those with autism, who wish for a window into their world to help them to understand how people with autism experience the world a little better.

It is also a very important qualification for anyone that works caring for or supporting someone with autism in the health and social care sector or education. This course teaches invaluable skills and knowledge to help individuals provide effective and specialist care or support to those with autism.

What will students learn?

Professional autism awareness training courses cover a range of topics that provide insight into what autism is and the challenges that people with the disorder face. They also provide useful information that helps individuals to communicate more effectively with autistic people and teaches skills in caring for and supporting those with the condition.

Key topics that we cover in our autism and sensory training here at CBAT include:

  • An overview of what autism is.
  • Common characteristics of people with autism.
  • Challenges, difficulties, and impairments that those with autism face.
  • Sensory perception of those with autism.
  • How to support someone with autism.

Upon completion of autism awareness training, you will receive a certificate that demonstrates your competence in understanding autism and sensory perception. The certificate is valid for two years, after which time your training would need to be refreshed.

Autism and sensory training with CBAT

Here at Care Business Associate Training, we run a professional 1-day masterclass course in autism and sensory training. The session is run by qualified experts with plenty of practical experience working in the health and social care sector and is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about autism and how to provide effective support and care for those with the condition.

Our autism and sensory training sessions are available either face-to-face or online where the training is carried out in a virtual classroom. The sessions use Zoom video software and advanced online classroom technology to ensure that they are as engaging and interactive as our in-person sessions.

Book a place on our autism and sensory training course online or find out more information about the course by speaking to our team on 01772 816 922 or by emailing admin@cba-training.co.uk.