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Living with an Autism Spectrum Condition

Living with an Autism Spectrum Condition

“Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.” (National Autistic Society)

Autism itself is not a mental health condition. However, people with autism can experience mental health difficulties because of the stress of every-day life. This course aims to raise awareness of some of the difficulties that people with autism face and how to live well with autism by thinking about practical strategies and support available.

A large part of the training is facilitated by people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Gain information and increase your knowledge about the autism spectrum
  • Discuss common difficulties that people with autism experience and think about how this may impact on their lives – including stress, anxiety, sensory issues and social/communication problems
  • Think about other difficulties experienced by people on the autism spectrum, such as problems with work and social relationships
  • Discuss some practical strategies for understanding and caring for people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC)
  • Identify the services that are available locally for people seeking a diagnostic assessment, and identify what support there is for people once they are diagnosed with an ASC.

Facilitated by: Dr Anna Dodd, Julie Richardson, Annie Giles, Sharon Anne Jones, Helen Bucke and Autism Consultants provided by United Response

“The stories of the consultants with lived experience was inspirational.”

Dates, Times and Venues:

11 December 2018 – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Redbank House, 4 St. Chad’s Street, Manchester M8 8QA

26 February 2019 – 9.30am to 4.30pm

J2 Training Room, J Block, 2nd Floor, Royal Bolton Hospital Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR

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