Autism in the Community: Effective Support and Response Strategies
Type: Webinar or In-class
Duration: 3 hours
This is an introductory level course
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may respond to situations in the community differently due to their unique communication, sensory and learning abilities. Sometimes these responses can lead to challenging behaviour. This training focuses on teaching support strategies to effectively respond and promote inclusion in the community.
Learn the diagnostic characteristics and unique learning profiles of individuals with ASD Learn essential behaviour support strategies to effectively respond to various situations in the community Discuss proactive environmental changes and communication approaches which promote inclusion
This training supports staff in the following roles:
First responders such as Police officers, Security personnel, Paramedics, etc. Community and customer service such as Librarian, Customer Service Rep, Public Transportation staff Attractions, Hospitality and Tourism
Training examples and discussions/activities can be adapted to meet individual group needs.