Autistically Speaking Training
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.
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.
Photos from March 2022. Many thanks to Proludic Ltd
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
Code of Practice: Delivery of Autism Services in Wales
In September 2021, the Code of Practice for Autism Services came into effect in Wales. We are to be involved in the design of the rollout training for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
Oliver MacGowan Mandatory Training in Autism and the Oliver MacGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disabilities
We've been involved in the setup and design of this training, from strategic oversight to delivery. It is now mandatory for all Health and Social Care workers, and consists of two separate streams - one for Autism, and one for Learning Disabilites.