About Asperger’s Awareness
Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism that affects how people interact with others, as well as how they identify with the world around them. This is a serious condition that challenges how people communicate and therefore creates further difficulties in understanding social rules and situations that can cause anxiety and confusion.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is suitable for those caring for people with Asperger’s syndrome, as well as those that work alongside someone that suffers from this condition.
What are the main points covered?
The main points covered by the course are understanding Asperger’s and how it relates to the Autism scale, what are its characteristics and how they can present themselves and understanding how Asperger’s can affect the lives of family and other supporters, as well as the individual.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Asperger’s Awareness Course Outline
- Understand what Asperger’s is and its relation to the autism scale.
- Know the relevant legal and policy framework.
- Characteristics and how they can be presented.
- Know its impacts and how they can affect people differently.
- Strategies of how to achieve and promote effective communication.
- How to provide effective support.
- Identify social situations which may present challenges.
- Recognise the diversity and individual personality of people with Asperger syndrome, with the provision of person-centred care and support.
- Ways in which autism can impact the everyday lives of family and other supporters, as well as the individual.
- Consider practical ways to provide support to people with Asperger syndrome.
Asperger’s Awareness FAQs
What is Asperger’s syndrome?
Asperger’s syndrome is a form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, those who suffer from it, typically have strong verbal language skills and intellectual ability which distinguishes Asperger syndrome from other types of autism.
How can Asperger’s present itself on an individual?
Asperger’s presents itself on an individual through difficulty with social interactions, restricted interests, desire for sameness and distinctive strengths. Some of the challenges someone can suffer are: hypersensitivity to lights/sounds, difficulty with the give and take of conversations, anxiety and depression.
How do I support someone with Asperger’s?
Some simple ways to support someone with Asperger’s syndrome are: communicating with them directly (i.e. speaking directly or writing without emotion), setting clear rules for them to follow, seeking support from online communities or therapy.
What will I learn in this course?
The course will be able to give you a better understanding of this condition and what effective support you can provide. It will also help you cope with the situation you are in caring for someone with this condition, the course will also provide you with strategies of how to achieve and promote communication.