This course is designed to highlight what autism is and how prevalent it is in the UK. It will cover different terms related to autism such as ASD and Asperger’s Syndrome as well as the Triad of Impairments. The course will touch upon the causes of autism, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms and what high-quality care looks like in relation to autism. Finally, it will highlight the link between challenging behaviour and autism and how challenging behaviour should be dealt with.
By the end of this unit you will be able to: