Autism and Homelessness
We will cover the different kinds of autism in this spectrum, and the behaviours and difficulties that their conditions can cause. It will also emphasise the person-centred and strength-based approach to working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
The course will include the policy and legal framework that staff supporting people with autism need to be aware of. It will also cover the current service provision for people on the autistic spectrum and what staff can do to help.
The course will encourage reflection from participants on their own relevant experiences of supporting someone with autism and will also include discussion of other practice based case studies.
Who is this course for?
Frontline staff who work with people who have, or appear to have, an autistic spectrum disorder. It does not assume any prior knowledge of autism
What will you learn?
This one day course provides:
- Information about what Autism is and how it may present. This includes the challenges and vulnerabilities the condition may present for the person and those who support them.
- Awareness that this is a ‘spectrum’ condition which can vary greatly in how it is presented in people
- Guidance on the good practice and current policy and legal framework relating to those on the autistic spectrum and homelessness
- Awareness of the particular impacts autism may have on a person who either is, or threatened with homelessness
- Information and guidance for those young people on the autistic spectrum including best practice in communicating with people with autism
- An opportunity for staff to reflect and learn from practice based examples.
Homeless Link, Minories House, 2-5 Minories, London, EC3N 1BJ
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