Course description

“When you meet one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism” (Dr Stephen Shore) – this quote highlights the extent of diversity that exists among individuals with autism. It can therefore be difficult to know where to start when learning about this type of neurodiversity.  

This short course is designed to give the non-specialist a general understanding and overview of autism. You will learn about some of the challenges faced by people with autism, and some practical strategies for supporting them. You will also discover some of the recent research surrounding autism, and perhaps more importantly, some of the things people with autism want you to know! 

What can this course lead to?

This course will support you to progress onto further short courses including Dementia Awareness and Substance Misuse Awareness. If you would like to gain a qualification in the area, you could apply for the Level 2 Award In Dementia Awareness. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Community Learning Objective

Preparation for further learning