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Supporting early years children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)


27/02/2019 09:30






About this event

Through attending this course you will learn about different autism spectrum disorders and how they present in young children. 

As awareness of autism is on the rise, more children are being diagnosed in their early years.  It is widely accepted that the earlier the intervention, the better support can be provided to children and their families.

Through attending this course you will learn about different autism spectrum disorders and how they present in young children. You will also learn how to encourage children with their learning and behaviours, and offer support to their families.

Key learning:

  • The basics of autism
  • Key identifiers of autism at an early age and diagnostic pathways
  • How autism can affect sensory, environment and behaviours within your setting
  • The importance of working with families
  • Relevant strategies, resources and signposting. 

Facilitator bio

Christine Collingwood is an Autism Improvement Officer with Autism Network Scotland.  She has professional qualifications in social work and in social work education. She worked for many years with children and families.  Christine has also worked in the field of health and research, and  in the charitable sector.  She has been involved with autistic children and adults at various stages of their life journey.

Corrie McLean has been working in education for a decade, developing her specialist skills in sexual health and inclusive learning. Her background is in teaching. She has spent her career working closely with vulnerable young people with additional support needs (including autism) and practitioners and parents and carers who support them. Her expertise is in designing and delivering sexual health programmes, as well as considering how our environment and communication methods can help make our practice more inclusive. Corrie’s work at Three Sisters centres around building capacity by helping professionals make long term changes to their approaches to learning.

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