The reason I became a trainer in the first place is because when I was in college I could see that the non autistic teachers did not understand autism, but equally that I id not understand non autistic people, it seemed obvious to me that if I taught non autistic people about autism they could teach me about non autistic people.So over the last 15 years I have developed a range of courses / trainings for a range of professionals, my training is bespoke to your organisation . below are some examples of issues that I have covered in training sessions. If your having me run a session during term time you could also consider having me speak to your young people ( I do talks for kids on and off the spectrum). If you want to book or have any questions my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
“ really enjoyed the course and your presentation , lots of knowledge gained” community support worker”
What is autism? how would I know if I met a Autistic person? what is ASperger’s is that the same as autism ? what is the right way to describe a autistic person
all really common questions which are covered in this session.
How to support autistic people
what might Autistic people find difficult in your school or service , how might you know what they are struggling with ? and how can you support them? This is a really practical session which aims to give you the tools to identify the things that are causing the problems ( not just the problems ) and how to solve them.
Top 10 Tips
This session can be geared towards teachers , support workers, commissioners, work colleagues, autistic people , LSA'‘s anybody !!!
This is a short session that aims to give you tools you can implement right away!
Many Autistic people experience the sensory world in a different way to many non autistic people, in this session I introduce / recap vestibular and proprioception and interception. We explore what it can be like for autistic people in a environment and tools which can help us find out what a persons sensory needs are and what the issues within a environment might be. Learning about sensory issues is essential learning.
Autistic people are often very vulnerable to everyday safety concerns such as being manipulated by fake friends, using social media dangerously etc , this session helps you to identify where risks may be in a wide range of areas within life, and gives you lots of strategies and tools to help autistic people you support stay safe.
This session can also be delivered to autistic young people.
Often when people think of communication they just think about speech, however there are many other ways that people on and off the autism spectrum communicate, this session is aimed at helping you identify communication tools which can work for the people you teach or support
This session is aimed at look at the reasons behind behaviour rather then t=hen just the behaviour on its own., it will give you tools and strategies to help you understand what is going on for the autistic person you support/teach and what strategies you and they can’t into place, this course can be delivered to autistic people and can also focus on a particular emotion e.g anxiety
periods can be very difficult for autistic people, dude to sensory issues, executive functioning and emotions intensity this session helps you to understand what the issues might be for the people you support and how these issues can appear throughout the menstrual cycle not just after ovulation or during the period
Girls and women
Girls and women have often be under diagnosed and now we know more about how autism might present in girls and women ( personally I feel its more of a feminine presentation and therefore can appear in boys/males to) t
Learning from personal experience
This session is aimed at giving you the benefit of my experience as a autistic adult , I am one person so I suggest having this alongside other sessions