Autistic UK Training
If You Want To Know What Life Is Like For Autistic People .Ask An Autistic Person
One of Autistic UK’s main objectives is to educate those who support autistic people.
We want to share our own experiences, and the experiences of others, to illustrate what life is like for autistic people. We feel that this is the best way to help shape the services provided to autistic people, because to truly understand what someone needs, you have to have some concept of how they feel and what their needs are.
There is some irony in that, very often, autistic people are not able to advocate for themselves at the time they need to tell you something. This is because their needs are often around communication itself, and how they find it easiest to tell you about what they're going through. Just realising this is a good start as it creates awareness that something other than direct speech may be necessary either to communicate with the person in front of you, or to help them communicate with you.
Training programmes from lived experience. Our training is just as unique as autistic people Our sessions are informative, and interactive and utilize lived experience to the full
Bespoke session’s role specific needs based One size does not fit all and that is equally true for those who provide services
to increase understanding of autistic people, our differences and our needs
to work to improve facilities and conditions for autistic people
Autistic UK provide training that is presented from an autistic perspective both online and in person
Our informative sessions are suitable for professionals, parents’ carers and family members.
These sessions look at all the challenges and barriers we face and also aim to help others recognise our strengths and talents and discuss useful tools and strategy’s
Book through our websites.
These sessions will be held on multiple dates and will be a mix of daytime and evening sessions to ensure flexibility and we can also be booked to do sessions for groups and organisations.
All of Autistic UK’s directors have been involved in training or facilitating, between us delivering sessions to many different professions and walks of life.
Our training is authentic and takes into account many different viewpoints, in order to create a holistic picture for our learners. We rarely hold training sessions with a single trainer as we prefer to provide variety and a wider range of experience.
We can provide training in small or large groups, although larger groups are better suited to face-to-face training. Groups of up to 10 work well online.
Our scheduled training events are run via Zoom, which means people from any location can take part. We have split our online training modules into manageable half-day sessions, and our training has been successfully adapted to suit online delivery. We also offer in-house training and group supervision. For further details of the courses we run, please refer to the training section of the website.
Photos from March 2022. Many thanks to Proludic Ltd
The training we received from Autistic UK was excellent – it was informative and engaging. The trainers had developed a presentation bespoke for our needs as an organisation specialising in sexual violence, we particularly valued that both trainers are autistic and therefore shared their views and reality for considerations on delivering services to Autistic people. As part of the day, the trainers also undertook an audit of our facilities, providing recommendations for us to consider so that our facilities are autistic-friendly, these recommendations are currently being implemented and introduced and will be welcomed by ALL of our service users. RASAC North Wales
We're also educating professionals involved in the delivery of services, to ensure that the needs and wants of Autistic people are considered, as standard
Our team has trained a variety of organisations. and have also been involved in the development of mandatory training in England Oliver Mcgowan Training Pilot
●North Wales Police
●DWP Disability Advisors
●Trainee Psychology Service
Let’s Talk About Life in an Intense Sensory World
●Let’s Talk About Autistic Women and Girls
●Let’s Talk About Autistic Health Inequalities
●Let’s Talk About Neurodiversity and the Social model of Disability
●Let’s Talk About Ageing
I would like thank you on behalf of everyone who was at our branch meeting for the talk you did today. It was really insightful, at the right level for our volunteers, it tied in well with our EDI journey and it was well received by everyone. I really appreciate everything you shared with us today.
Samaritans Bristol, Aug 2022
A massive thank you for the session beginning of this month. We have had some really good feedback from those in attendance. One attendee thought she was fully aware of the subject; however, she has learnt a considerable amount more on neurodivergence Anglesey Housing Services