WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
This Autism Awareness presentation is designed to give Public Service staff an opportunity to increase their knowledge about autism. The Autism Awareness presentation is designed to give the user an overview of how a diagnosis of impacts on people with autism and their families in their daily lives.
The presentation on Autism Awareness is split in 8 modules with each one taking approximately 5 minutes to complete. This Autism Awareness presentation is designed to give a general overview of autism and assist the user in gaining a generalised understanding and awareness of the condition.
The eight Autism Awareness modules cover a wide range of topics from the Autism Spectrum and the Triad of Impairments to how an autism diagnosis affects the family. The modules also cover the areas of communication, sensory issues and the growth in autism prevalence both nationally and internationally. During this autism awareness presentation the user will see that autism is a very complex condition that affects individuals with varying degrees of severity.
The presentation will also identify the primary traits of autism and shows how the abilities and difficulties that people will vary from person to person.
This presentation covers an overview of autism.
- The Autistic Spectrum
- The Triad of Impairments
- Autism and the Individual
- Autism and the Family
- Autism Prevalence
- Sensory Processing and the Sensory Environment
- Anxiety and Autism
- Communication & Visual Supports
The Resource Centre contains additional presentations and downloadable materials on autism and autism awareness. The materials are designed to be subject specific and are aligned to the topics covered in each of the 8 presentation modules.
If you want to review the materials available from each module just select the module number on the panel below and review the resources available for that subject.
- Best practice in common situations when dealing with a person with autism.
- Communicating with a person with autism.
- The sensory environment at your location/office.