Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

DATE: Saturday 09 February 2019

TIME: 10am - 4pm



£10.00 (Standard)
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What is Autism

Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. According to the National Autistic Society 700,000 people are on the autistic spectrum in the UK.  Whilst there is no official count of people with autism this is a well-recognised figure and if anything is likely to be conservative.  This figure represents more than 1% of the population in the UK, to give you some context 2% of the population aged 16 and over identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual (ONS 2016).

Close to 50% of people with autism have a learning disability and around a third of people with learning disabilities have autism.

Famous people on the autism spectrum include: Chris Packham (BBC), Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE (Actor), Susan Boyle (Singer), Niall Aslam (2018 Love Island contestant) and Jessica Applegate (Paralympic swimmer).

Why Autism Awareness Matters

  • Be part of the movement to transform lives and change attitudes.
  • Develop your own emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills by increasing your awareness and knowledge about autism.
  • Embrace neurodiversity and get to know some truly interesting people. 
  • Support your friends and colleagues.
  • Be aware to support the people you meet throughout life and work.

Training by Autism Plus

We are delighted to offer this day-long training session delivered by Julie Lambert and Jonathan Cravitz on behalf of Autism Plus. Autism Plus are a charity that supports adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health conditions across Yorkshire and Humber.

Price of the Workshop

The workshop would normally cost twenty-seven pounds per head but we are delighted to offer SHU students the opportunity to undertake this training for just £10.

Learning Outcomes

Topics covered include:

  • An understanding of the sensory processing experiences of individuals with ASC.
  • Communication difficulties and solutions.
  • Other Hidden Impairments and related conditions.
  • Practical sensory activities.
  • Understanding behaviour that challenges.

Places are limited - book now to secure your place!


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