Supporting Children with Autism

Ref: C3747527

This 2 part online course provides an introduction to the frameworks used to describe and diagnose autism. It looks at the significant impact of sensory issues to give an insight into how children with autism actually experience the world. Real life examples and experiences are used to explain the strategies to support communication, engagement in activities and positive behaviour. Within CANVAS learners will be signposted to further digital resources to meet their individual needs beyond the session. A certificate is available on request.

Additional information about this course

Working in Partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Community Education

Course aim

For parents and those who support children with autism, this 2 part course provides a insight into understanding autism & the strategies that help. Delivered by an autism mum who is also an Occupational Therapist by training.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • I can explain the key issues surrounding the diagnosis of autism.
  • I can explain the impact of sensory issues on someone with autism.
  • I can identify strategies to support effective communication with my child/children.
  • I can identify strategies to support my child/ren's participation in daily activities.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Supporting Children with Autism


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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