This introductory workshop is open to anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge and understanding of autism. You will learn how to better understand and support people in your life who are on the autism spectrum.
Through this workshop you can explore what autism is, better understand the concepts of neurodiversity and what it means to be on the autism spectrum, as well as addressing some common misconceptions.
You’ll learn that autistic individuals share common areas of difference and will also have their own profile of strengths and challenges.
This workshop is a great overview introducing autism. You will be able to learn more in subsequent courses to develop your knowledge.
There is no formal assessment for this workshop. You will receive regular feedback from your tutor.
At the end of this workshop, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Starter Level workshop or course. Find out more about our Starter Level course ‘Understanding Autism’ on the SS&L website.
Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone!
Need to know…
This workshop is suitable if you have no experience in this subject and want to discover if it’s for you.
This is an online workshop and you will need access to zoom to participate.
If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.
If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.
Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).
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