Autism Awareness and Adapting Practices in Mental Health
This one-day course aims to improve the understanding and knowledge of autism and mental health for autistic people, parents, carers and professionals working with people with autism (diagnosed or not). The course begins with general autism awareness and acceptance, and goes into some detail of typical mental health issues that might affect autistic people. It will also look at changes that need to be made in therapeutic approaches (including accommodations in the sensory environment) and aims to be very practical.
Who should attend?
This course will be suitable for parents, carers and practitioners working directly with people with autism in voluntary and community services which support people with mental health needs living in London for example:
- Supported employment
- Supported living and residential care
- Day opportunities
- Housing related support
- Information and advice
- Advocacy services
About Trainer: Andrew Carpenter is a qualified teacher and trainer with over 20 years’ experience. He offers bespoke training on topics such as Autism Awareness as Adapting Practice, with a particular interest in autism and mental health. As a Director of the National Brokerage Network (NBN), he provides accredited training on Support Brokerage, Support Planning and on all aspects of Self-Directed Support, Personalisation, and Personal Budgets. He is also an ‘approved’ trainer for the National Autistic Society.
Andrew is also a member of the board of trustees of Autism Voice UK.
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