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An Introduction to Autism - Thursday 5 March 2020

Course description

This session is for anyone working with primary school age children and their families. It will provide an overview of Autism including understanding what Autism is, how the world may be seen differently by children with Autism, and some common difficulties that may be experienced. The afternoon slot will be focussed on strategies which can be used to support the communication, understanding and behaviour of children and young people with Autism.

Learning outcomes

To gain a basic understanding of autism

To think about how people with autism behave and see the world

To consider how you make your environment autism friendly

To consider strategies for working with people with autism


Anyone who works directly with children, young people and their families. These courses are particularly suitable for teaching and support staff, school health advisors/nurses, family support workers, youth service providers, social workers, residential support workers, etc.


All courses are FREE of charge to schools and organisations within the Manchester City Council boundary, however a £25 non-attendance fee will be applied if you are unable to attend and less than 24 hours notice is provided (alternative staff may attend in your place).

For schools/organisations outside of Manchester, the following fees will apply:

£50 for full day courses, £30 for half day courses. 

Course booking information

Course bookings can be cancelled by email up to 24 hours prior to the training date. If cancelled by phone, you must confirm with an email. Please note charges above for non-attendance fee. Courses will begin promptly and participants must attend the full course to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

If you have any questions about the course then please email

Course Day(s) / Time

5th March 2020 09:30 - 15:30


The Grange Community Resource Centre

Pilgrim Drive, Beswick, Manchester M11 3TQ