1. Holistic approaches to behaviour of concern. This training makes the point that behaviours of concern nearly always result from a combination of factors both external and internal to the autistic person. Therefore, any approach needs to address all of these. Geoff argues that behaviour change starts with us and other significant individuals around the autistic person. Areas covered in this training include,
understanding our role in behaviour support and change.
The importance of understanding the autistic person their world and how they experience it including environments, sensory, stress and anxiety.
Supporting happiness, wellbeing and meaningful lives.
Addressing the underpinning reasons for behaviour of concern for example communication and interaction. Individual factors.
Assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating support.
2. Understanding and supporting meltdowns and closedowns.
This covers the difference between tantrums and meltdowns and closedowns. The impact of autistic thinking on behaviour. Addressing the underpinning reasons for meltdowns and closedown. The training looks at each stage of meltdowns and closedowns and provides strategies for use at each stage.
3. Understanding and supporting the sensory experiences of autistic people. (When the senses don’t make sense) this looks at the impact od sensory processing on how autistic individuals live their lives. Practical strategies are explored throughout the training.
4. What is autism? From foundation to advanced level.
5. Engaging with autistic children and adults.
6. Leading and managing autism services.
7. Understanding and supporting autistic individuals with high levels of stress and anxiety.
8. Training and support for Siblings of autistic children. This is a half day course which uses experiential learning to provide insight into the sibling’s brothers and sisters.
9. Pathological Demand Avoidance.
10. Promoting happiness, wellbeing and meaningful lives.
11. Relationships sexuality and boundaries.
12. Understanding and educating children with autism
A number of other subjects are available upon request.
Consultation I am able to offer consultation to local authorities, large and small organisations and parents on all non-legal aspects of autism. Areas often requested include developing and the suitability of services and environments for individuals with autism, best autism practice, Specific approaches, staff development, specific problem solving and behaviour which cause concerns.
Regulation 44. Independent visits.
Section 20 visits to residential special schools.