Seminars designed for Autistic individuals, their loved ones and carers.
This workshop will enable parents to develop an Understanding of Autism. The course covers sharing experiences of the diagnostic and assessment journey for children. The Course will include; journey to diagnostics, the diagnostic criteria explained, explaining the diagnostic to family and your child, supporting communication and other practical strategies
This session will explore the sensory differences many autistic people have, covering perception, processing and responses across the eight sensory systems, including the potential links to anxiety.
We will then discuss ways to manage these differences, including sensory interventions, sensory friendly environments, and encouraging 'safe stimming'.
In this session we explore the function of anxiety and when it becomes unhealthy. We discover the links between anxiety and autism and discuss underlying reasons for this. Finally we move onto management strategies, including the role parents/carers can play in reducing anxiety including:
This session focuses on how gender can affect the presentation of Autistic characteristics. An exploration of masking and camouflaging, internal vs external behaviours and specifically how Autism can look different in women and girls, leading to them being missed, misdiagnosed and without support
This session focuses on the social interaction and communication differences autistic people experience.
We explore non verbal communication, difficulties with non verbal and environmental cues, need for processing time and much more. We discuss how the ability to communicate is often impacted by stress/anxiety and the sensory environment, and how best to support autistic people to communicate in a way that works for them, reducing frustration and enabling parents/carers to better understand.
This course explores why autistic children often struggle to manage their emotions, particularly anger. How we can help to understand their behaviour and become a ‘detective’ when children struggle to communicate their feelings. We include:
This session will explore demand avoidant profiles of autism, also known as Pathological or Extreme Demand Avoidance (PDA/EDA).
The course will include:
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This course helps to explore the perspective of a sibling of an autistic child. How we can support siblings to develop an understanding of autism. We will be looking at how to provide appropriate information and support the relationships between all of the sibling in a family. This course will include; exploring family Relationships, understanding the Sibling perspective, how to explain autism and support sibling knowledge and ractical strategies to support family relationships
Our seven week in depth programme for parents/carers of Autistic Teens/preteens - Autism and the Teenage Years
This workshop will help parents to understanding the impact of autism on teenagers. We will be exploring presentation of autism in girl and boys and look at the implications for both transitioning into adulthood. This workshop will also share the autistic perspective on autism and growing up.
In this workshop we will focus on how to help teenagers develop their self-esteem. How to help parents to support their autistic teenagers to form positive relationships. We will be looking at how we can support teenagers to be around other people and make and keep friends.
This session focuses on common coexisting conditions autistic people experience. Autistic people may experience a range of coexisting conditions including other neurodivergent conditions, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, mental health conditions, gastrointestinal issues, eating disorders, sleep disorders - all of which can impact daily life and conflict, compound or exacerbate difficulties autistic people may face.
In this workshop we will be supporting parents to enable their children to better understand their diagnosis. As well as exploring intense interests and suggested strategies to enable teenagers to have a healthy outlook and broader interests. Support parents to help them manage expectations for their children and help them adopt practical strategies around expectations and energy accounting at home
This workshop will focus on puberty, sexuality and gender identity, as well as positive intimate relationships.
We will be looking at how to explain puberty and provide education around sex, privacy and consent to autistic teens.
We will explore which new skills are essential to develop as autistic teens navigate puberty and growing up.
We will also look at growing up and implications for autistic teens including gender identity and sexuality.
How parents can support their child to become more independent. How to help children prepare for teenage life and adulthood. How to teach autistic children independence skills and stay safe at the same time
This workshop will focus on supporting parents thinking about education and how to support teens to plan for the future. How to support autistic teens through transitions and enable them to cope better with change
We provide training to a wide range of sectors with a wider range of staff. We are proud to have worked in both the private and public sector, providing training to health boards, higher education, police officers, airport staff, support workers, housing professionals and much, much more. We have a range of readily developed professional training available and are always enthusiastic about creating new bespoke content in line with our clients needs.
Autside worked collaboratively with Mi-Space, a specialist housing contractor, to develop a bespoke model on supporting autistic tenants and their families.
Since then, we have won several awards including a Welsh Housing Award, been part of the technical and writing groups for the Welsh Government Autism Guide for Housing Professionals.
This course will explore specific needs of autistic people in housing and how to meet them, including successful interaction and sensory friendly surroundings.
This session is designed to provide a introduction to autism, covering key topics such as social interaction, communication, theory of mind, central coherence, sensory differences, emotional regulation and more. It also provides tools for understanding behaviour and strategies for support.
This course is aimed at professionals supporting older autistic people in residential care settings or their own homes, as well as social workers and healthcare staff.
We begin with a thorough overview of autism, before moving onto how autism can affect people as they get older, then discussing how best to support individuals, maintain dignity and promote independence.
We also explore specific issues, including supported living, bereavement, coping with ill health and preparing for end of life.
In this course practitioners will consider the impact autism has on clinical management. This course will cover;
understanding autism, overcoming challenges in Clinical Assessment and diagnosis, sensory integration and pain management, communication and patient relationship management, environmental adjustments and developing person centred treatment plans
Co-director Emma has a passion for this topic following her own experience of pregnancy, birth and adjusting to motherhood as an autistic woman. She's since completed her MSc dissertation on this topic and delivered presentations and training including the Lets Talk Birth 2019 & 2020 conferences, the Aucademy Autistic Childbearing conference. This session includes an exploration of unique needs and experiences of autistic childbearers, plus practical strategies to aid a better birth experience.
This session explores why certain parts of parenthood can prove especially difficult and recognises the specific strengths and qualities autistic parents have.
We also explore the experience of mixed-neurotype parenting from an autistic perspective, recognising that support is provided for neurotypical parents of autistic children, but very little exists for autistic parents of neurotypical children who may be experiencing similar challenges in communication, interaction and sensory needs.
This session will explore demand avoidant profiles of autism, how they present, and what coping strategies have shown to be most effective.
This course is aimed at professionals working in Primary School Education settings. We aim to give you an introduction to Autism theories and best practice examples. We give all teaching staff the opportunity to understand the importance of applying SPELL to the classroom and wider school setting
This course is aimed at professionals working in Secondary School Education settings. We aim to give you an introduction to Autism theories and best practice examples. We give all teaching staff the opportunity to understand the importance of applying SPELL to the classroom and wider school setting
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