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Autism level 2 - assessing autistic adults SC157

Who is this course for?

The first 4 dates are for Social Workers,Team Managers and Social Care Support Officers who are currently working in the Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Teams, and have completed the Autism Elearning.
The remaining dates are for all Social Workers,Team Managers and Social Care Support Officers.
APPLICATIONS FROM STUDENT SOCIAL WORKERS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF RECEIVED WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE COURSE DATE. ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BEFORE THIS WILL BE DELETED FROM THE SYSTEM.

Aims

• Provide practitioners with increased and updated understanding of Autism including recognition of key characteristics to prompt referral of potentially undiagnosed adults.
• Develop key communication skills and awareness of adaptations and adjustments to carry out social care assessments with Autistic adults.
• Provide practitioners with overview of practical impact of autism on daily life and social care needs.

Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• Describe the Revision and extension of basic autism awareness content including respectful terminology, spectrum concept, definitions, key characteristics, prevalence, common co-occurring conditions, changing and developing views of autism including additional characteristics, sensory differences and issues around diagnosis. (SfC Autism Skills and Knowledge list underpinning attitudes and basic awareness criteria).
• Outline theRevision and extension of understanding of Equality Act requirement for reasonable adjustments, Care Act and Autism Act requirements relating to social care assessment and how to meet these when assessing autistic adults. (Care Act, Equality Act, Autism Act Statutory Guidance).
• Explain key skills for communicating effectively with autistic adults with a variety of profiles in one-off assessment situations [Includes reflecting on issues arising from working through and with family members of autistic clients and the use of advocates] (SfC Autism Skills and Knowledge list intermediate criteria).
• Outline an overview of practical impact of autism on daily life and social care needs including sensory issues; social, communication and behavioural issues; rigidity; and other issues) (SfC Autism Skills nad Knowledge list intermediate criteria.)
• Identify their enhanced awareness of autism specific issues in social care assessment and eligibility decision making for autistic adults and how autism may affect each of the 10 outcomes (Care Act eligibility criteria and Autism Act requirements; SfC Autism Skills and Knowledge Specialist level).
• Outline some of the varied presentations of Autism and recognise when an undiagnosed adult should be referred for assessment (SfC Autism Skills and Knowledge Intermediate level).
• Recognise the most likely causes of stress and anxiety for autistic clients, the likelihood of co-occuring mental health issues and how these may present differently in autistic clients (SfC Autism Skills and Knowledge Intermediate level).
• Describe what other materials can be accessed and where, to find out more information for own professional development.

Trainer

Yo Dunn Phd Training Consultancy and Research

Delivery Dates & Venue

Venue
The Exchange
County Hall
Conference Training Facility
Preston. PR1 8XJ

  • 21/11/17 09:30 to 16:30

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