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Autism Awareness

CPD certified online training Included in membership

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people communicate and interact with the world. This course will help you to understand more about the disability and tell you what to do if you suspect a child may need further assessment or support.


About this module

Overall this module is intended to provide you with insights, and a range of tools and strategies to choose from that you may wish to use to support your children and families to have the best experience in your care, when working with a child who may need assessment for Autism, or who has received a diagnosis. Ellie Collar agreed to partner with Childminding UK to produce this training module for you. Ellie has a B.Ed (Hons) in Primary and Early Years Education, an M.Ed in Special Educational Needs, and worked in special education schools for seven years, with children of all ages with severe to profound and multiple learning difficulties, including Autism, physical and sensory disabilities.

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Topics covered

  • Explore what Autism as a developmental disability is
  • Explore how it may affect a child’s individual access to communication, play and early learning
  • Look in detail at the four areas of difference that people with Autism experience, and the unique presentation for each person
  • Help you to consider and assess how accessible your environment may be for a child with Autism, to support their relationships with you and with other children and build their social confidence and wellbeing
  • Help you to provide in-depth observational information to parents and other professionals, to support a high quality assessment for your child
  • Provide information for you to be alert to and support a child’s sensory comfort so they have their best availability to enjoy and benefit from their time with you
  • Explore some of the things you may want to consider when supporting parents and wider family with the assessment process and diagnosis of Autism, and ways in which you can support them

This module is included as part of:

About CPD Accreditation

Step one

Once successfully completed we'll send your name, email address and details of this module to the CPD Accreditation Service.

Step two

The CPD Accreditation Service will email you a certificate showing the number of CPD hours you have earned.

Step three

You can store or print the certificate as a record of your Continuing Professional Development.

About this online training

How long do I have to complete the training?

This module will be available for one year from the date of purchase and can be accessed and completed as many times as needed during that period.

After one year, access can be purchased again at a discounted rate

This module is included as part of membership and available at no extra cost for the lifetime of the memebership.

Can I buy this training as a gift?

Yes, but please make sure you create a new account for the recipient and purchase whilst logged into that account. This ensures certificates are issued in the correct name.