Autism written on the wipe board

Autism Awareness

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:

  • State what autism is
  • Understand the terms ASD, Asperger’s Syndrome and the Triad of Impairments
  • Understand what high quality care looks like
  • Know how autism is diagnosed
  • Identify the symptoms of autism
  • Understand the difficulties that people with autism have with social communication
  • Know who can diagnose autism
  • State what person centred planning is
  • Know how to act when faced with challenging behaviour and meltdowns
  • Understand the best ways to communicate with people with autism


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264



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