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Understanding Autism – Practical Strategies for Staff in Residential Care Settings (RCLDS)

Thursday May 30, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Course Overview

This workshop looks at the Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) practically, developing an understanding of what ASD is and the types of ASD, looking at the challenges faced by individuals with ASD and secondary challenges that may present. The workshop also explores how as a worker, you can support a young person with ASD by understanding the impact of sensory processing differences and how a person with ASD engages with the environment. Helping you recognise the different thinking styles that autistic people have and how to support them through basic support strategies.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what is autism spectrum disorder is and how it affects a person’s behaviour.
  • Understand an Autism diagnosis.
  • Understand how sensory processing differences impact on a person and how they engage with the environment.
  • Recognise the thinking styles that autistic people have and where support may be required.
  • Identify and apply basic support strategies to assist autistic people.
  • Improve knowledge and understanding about the diagnosis of ASD.
  • Investigate ways to engage students with high impact and applied strategies.
  • Empower clients to identify, know and grow their strengths.
  • Confirm and consolidate and share your practice.

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Thursday May 30
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Hosted by MacKillop Family Services (South Melbourne)
237 Cecil Street
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Australia
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