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Supporting autistic people for allied health professionals

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Course overview

  • This course is an introduction to autism for allied health professionals (AHP). It is designed for newly qualified allied health professionals who might need to support autistic children or adults
  • It covers the main suggested content from the Tier 1 and 2 capabilities from the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People’ and has additional content on AHP interventions for autism
  • The course is designed to provide the participant with the foundation to further develop their knowledge and skills
  • The course will take around 6 hours to complete
  • If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch.


By the end of this course you will:

  • know the basic facts about autism
  • be able to use respectful language and terminology when discussing autism
  • know the common characteristics of autism and understand that every autistic person is unique
  • understand the importance of communication
  • have a better understanding of behaviours that are perceived to challenge
  • understand the sensory needs associated with autism
  • understand the mental health needs associated with autism
  • know the challenges autistic people may face with transition and change, and how you can support them
  • learn about a person-centred approach to support and planning
  • understand the legislation and law associated with equality
  • learn about a variety of AHP interventions that are used with autistic individuals

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