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There are a number of eLearning and video resources available to support your 
learning about autism.

 

ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM VIDEO GUIDES

Consult Yo LTD and St Clements School have collaborated on a unique and innovative new resource.
Funded by the Autism & Innovation Fund, they have produced a series of videos on practical skills for supporting autistic people.
These fabulous vIdeos were launched in March 2017 and are available on YouTube and The Pines Website.

These short clips will be useful as a practical introduction for parents, peers and wider family as well as an awareness and training tool for
staff across the public, private and voluntary sector and the wider community.

 

 

1. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: INTRODUCTION TO AUTISM 
(10.36 MINUTES)

 

2. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS AND IDENTITY
 (9.0 MINUTES)

 

3. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: COMMUNICATION PRE-VERBAL 
(9.25 MINUTES)

4. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: COMMUNICATION  - VERBAL 
(10.06 MINUTES)

5. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SENSORY ISSUES 
(6.2 MINUTES)

6. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: COPING WITH CHANGE
(12.52 MINUTES)

7. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SOCIAL SKILLS
(9.13 MINUTES)

8. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SEXUALITY
(8.03 MINUTES)

9. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: MENTAL HEALTH
(8.23 MINUTES)

10. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: FOOD AND DIETARY ISSUES
(10.20 MINUTES)

11. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: SCHOOL REFUSAL
(6.38 MINUTES)

12. ST CLEMENTS PRACTICAL AUTISM: GENDER IDENTITY
(7.19 MINUTES)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The National Autistic Society launched a campaign in 2016 called Too Much Information.
The film accompanying the campaign shows the sensory challenges experienced by an
autistic boy in a shopping centre. it is highly recommended by Pines Occupational Therapists
to show everyone what sensory overload can feel like:



eLearning modules from The National Autistic Society have been developed by people with autism.

  • All the online training modules are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD
    accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
  • Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary
    evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.

Please note that these modules are charged at £25 each.
 

UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

Understanding Autism This module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments. Cost: £25.

AUTISM AND COMMUNICATION

Autism and communication This module explores how to
recognise communication differences for autistic people and what factors impact upon successful communication. This will allow learners to respond to communication differences to effectively support people on the autism spectrum. Cost £25.

 

AUTISM, STRESS AND ANXIETY

Autism, stress and anxiety This introductory module explores the differences in how autistic people experience stress and anxiety. Learners will explore the factors that impact on stress and anxiety, in order to provide effective support to reduce the impact of stress and anxiety on autistic people. Cost £25.

 

 

AUTISM: SUPPORTING FAMILIES

Autism: supporting families This module explores providing support for people on the autism spectrum and their families.  Learners will discover the experiences of families, consider common difficulties and acquire effective approaches for support. Cost £25.

 

 

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

Safeguarding children on the autism spectrum This module looks at identifying safeguarding issues in children and young people on the autism spectrum and what to do if you have concerns about a child, either as a victim or a perpetrator. Also looks at how to better communicate with children on the autism spectrum and strategies for managing behaviour and restraint.
Cost £25.

 

 

AUTISM AND SENSORY EXPERIENCE

Autism and sensory experience This introductory module explores how people respond to information from the senses and how this can be experienced differently by autistic people. Learners will be better able to recognise the impact of these differences for autistic people and how to respond to sensory needs to provide effective support. Cost £25.

 

 

AUTISM, SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Autism, sport and physical activity This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum focusing on the delivery of sport. Recognising and understanding the key areas of difficulty experienced by both the participants and the session leaders is vital to providing effective support. Cost £25.

 

 

AUTISM AND THE POLICE SERVICE

Autism and the police service There have been a number of cases over the years of people with autism being wrongly arrested or approached by the police due to their 'unusual and stereotyped behaviour'. This module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum. Cost £25.

 

MANAGING MONEY

Managing money Offered by MoneySuperMarket.com in association with The National Autistic Society, this module covers a wide range of money-related topics and can be completed in one visit or accessed section by section over as many visits as required. FREE COURSES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










 







Right Click is Scottish autism's eLearning programme for parents and carers. Modules are
offered for the times when you need support most -  when a child is newly or recently diagnosed
or when they are coming up to a major personal or environmental transition


YOUNG CHILD PROGRAMME

 

 

Young Child Programme This module is focused on providing support to parents of young and recently diagnosed children. This includes topics such as:
 - Eating
 - Sleeping
 - Toileting
The programme runs at regular intervals throughout the year over a 5 week period. Contact Scottish Autism to register.

TEEN PROGRAMME

Teen Programme This programme is for parents with teenagers as we know this can be a particularly challenging time. Topics discussed include:
 - Developing skills for independent living
 - Supporting siblings
 - Talking about relationships
The programme runs at regular intervals throughout the year over a 5 week period. Contact Scottish Autism to register.


ADULT PROGRAMME

Adult Programme The Adult programme is for those supporting individuals with autism into adulthood. Topics discussed include:
 - Promoting happiness and wellbeing
 - Positive living and relationships
 - Planning for the future
The programme runs at regular intervals throughout the year over a 5 week period. Contact Scottish Autism to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autism Connect is developed and managed by Autism West Midlands.
They have a YouTube channel containing lots of free eLearning modules.
 

   
Autism and Special Interests Autism and Special Interests Special interests can help individuals to relax, de-stress and cope with the world. This eLearning package will look at how we define special interests and how they might help individuals. 11 short videos, total time 27 minutes.
Autism and sensory differences Autism and sensory differences Sensory issues are now seen as an integral part of the autism diagnosis and are recognised as part of the assessment process in Highland.This eLearning programme will look at the impact of the sensory world and autism. 10 short videos, total time 34 minutes.
Autism Awareness Autism Awareness Provides background theory to the world of autism and identifies the characteristics that people with autism often show including how very different they can be. Includes coverage of family members sharing the impact that autism has had on their lives. 11 short videos, total running time 48 minutes.
Autism and Developing Independence Autism and Developing Independence Autistic adults discuss what independence means to them. This programme looks at the ways autistic people can become and remain independent, and what parents can do to support this process. 7 short videos, total running time 54 minutes.
Autism Dating & Relationships Autism Dating & Relationships This course will help you learn about autism, dating and relationships. With a range of personal perspectives from men and women with autism, you'll understand how dating with autism can be both challenging and rewarding. 9 short videos, total running time 30 minutes.
   

 

FILMED PRESENTATIONS FROM THE XI AUTISM-EUROPE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS

The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh in September 2016, hosted by The National Autistic Society. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are dedicated to sharing advances in practical and scientific knowledge about autism to as wide an audience as possible, including researchers, professionals, parents and self-advocates.

Watch some of the key presentations from the Congress.

This includes:

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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